“Handpainted variegated yarns look beautiful in the skein, but not so much when you knit with them.” I hear this all the time and sometimes I agree, but I was getting bored with all our semi solid sock yarn and decided to bring in some richly variegated colors anyway.
Like this skein of Handmaiden Casbah – an intense combination of navy, purple, orange, gold, and green. Casbah is a blend of merino, cashmere and nylon which makes it soft and sturdy.
The wound ball gives you a glimpse of just how spectacular this is going to be.
I love the way these turned out – navy stripes with glimmers of gold and green and orange. No pooling whatsoever, not even when you switch directions at the heel. The stockinette section on the bottom of the foot is my favorite, but you’ll have to come into the shop to see it, since it doesn’t show up in the photo!
Pattern: Churchmouse Basic Socks
Needle size: US1.5
I’ve already cast on for the next one. No “second sock syndrome” here. But now I’m thinking of the blue/red/green color that would make fun fingerless mitts….