Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Skinny Yarn

It seems like I am in a 4ply mood at the moment - all of the projects I have been focusing on this week are in sock yarn. Usually I like to have a range of weights, but although I have other projects in DK and Aran/Worsted, these three are the ones I have wanted to work on.


My Skinny Bugga socks, my cowl and boyfriend's patient second sock.

Most of the progress has been made on my socks, because the yarn is gorgeous and wonderful and I can't put it down *laughs* I have reached the point where I can start the heels already (one of the benefits of having tiny feet - no wonder I like knitting socks for myself and not anyone else!)

I love the range of colours in this yarn (colourway is Ghost Moth if you're interested):


The pattern is Starflower and is a simple slip stitch pattern. I'm enjoying branching out into socks that aren't plain all the way, and I think this really shows off the colours of the yarn. It's quite muted but really pretty. It is slightly strange to be making non-orange socks though *laughs*

I still don't have a name for these socks yet, so any suggestions welcome!

As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and yarn along content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles*

31 comments:

  1. That yarn is stunning and who can blame you for wanting to knit with it. That stitch is spectacular and you are right goes so well with the colourway

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  2. Please stop teasing with the Bugga, I'm so very tempted to buy a skein or two! ;-)
    I think Starflower is a beutiful name for these socks, the colourway reminds of a late summer night by the lake, gazing at the sky as there is a burst of colours but they are all faily muted as you said so yourself!

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  3. I can see why you don't want to put that yarn down, Ghost Moth is an amazing looking yarn.

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. LOVE the star pattern x

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  5. I love that pattern! So pretty!

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  6. I love knitting with skinny yarn and you are knitting with some fabulous colors :) I say keep knitting!

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  7. Those sockes are beautiful, I love making socks but have never seen any like that, where is the pattern?

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  8. I love the color and pattern of those socks--thanks for including the name. :) All your projects are turning out wonderful.

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  9. That is a very pretty sock, and the pattern is simple yet effective with that color. Great job! Can't wait to see the pair :)

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  10. That sock stitch looks lovely, shows of the yarn very well.

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  11. That sock yarn IS lovely and I love the pattern, too!

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  12. no wonder you're stuck on those socks---such a fun looking knit--and beautiful colors! bet that is going to be one of those projects you'll be sorry to see come to an end....

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  13. Starflower is a very pretty pattern - the perfect choice for that yarn. It's very reminiscent of Leyburn socks which is another pattern that works nicely with variegated yarns.

    I imagine you'll want some DK or worsted soon enough. It's amazing how quickly those knit up after a few weeks of sock yarn :)

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  14. Ghost Moth is definitely not orange! Great colour and great pattern.

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  15. Your yarn is awesome. I love the thin yarns too. They are just so pretty XD

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  16. I love your projects and the sock is awesome!

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  17. I love the ombination of the starflower pattern and that colorway

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  18. Very pretty starflower! I will have to give that a try. I get bored with plain socks after a while.

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  19. I like how the colourway is interacting with the pattern - really effective.

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  20. I would call them starpower socks. I'm also getting into more textured socks.

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  21. I love that stitch pattern. Great looking socks you got there!

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  22. That bugga yarn is so beautiful, you are giving me total yarn envy right now! You also picked a great pattern to go along with it!

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  23. Great sock pattern! But I am total in envy of your cowl right now--awesome colorway!

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  24. LOVE the socks, both the color and the pattern! Having small feet is definitely a lovely thing-- cute shoes are easier to find too! :) And the bit of the cowl I can see is lovely!! What pattern are you using for that?

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  25. OH
    EM
    GEE
    I am sooooooooooooo loving the look of the starflower...gorgeous!
    And I hear ya on the 4ply - seems that is all I am using at the moment too

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  26. What lovely yarn! And that stitch pattern? STUNNING! Good work!

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  27. The stitch pattern is lovely and the colourway you've chosen is too (dare I say nicer than the colourways on the pattern page on rav after a quick peek at it)

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  28. Oh, I love those socks! The yarn is just perfect for the pattern… I may have to add this one to my queue… xo

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  29. Love love love those socks!

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  30. The pattern matches that sock yarn PERFECTLY!

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