It has come to my attention that there are people in the world who don’t knit socks.
I get it. I actually do. The good news is that sock yarn—that fingering weight delicacy—is great for all sorts of things beyond socks.
Two recent designs have me doing some serious scheming with the skeins, and I’d like to share my dreamydreams with you.
Design No. 1: Florid Wrap
by FatimaH Hinds of Disturbing the Fleece
Panels of color, stripes overlapping, texture galore.
Six feet long is a fine length for a wrap.
Photos by TUMPED DUCK, used by permission.
The stitch pattern is one of my favorite magic tricks in knitting: wrapped stitches, then dropped. Really lovely.
The whole thing is knit on the bias, to keep us on our toes. Decrease on one edge, increase on the other.
I’m seeing mine in Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock. (That’s it up top.) We carry seven shades and I’m itching to make something using all seven. I think I have my pattern. Thanks, Fatimah!
Megan Ingman of Lichen and Lace gave me the heads up about this curvy pullover, Nokonoko. Love it.
That hemline! That subtle fullness across the back!
The sample is shown in Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock. Beautiful.
I’m also thinking that it would be a good adventure to make it with Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock, which we carry in nine shades in the MDK Shop.
And Barnyard Knits Sock/Fingering would be a good fit too. (Nine shades in the MDK Shop.)
Nokonoko lets all the color randomness happen within a silhouette that has a lot of art to it. You want to see all the swoops and dashes of color that come with variegated yarn—that’s where the fun is.
I could do this all day. Dreaming with yarn is one of the best procrastinations. Do you have a favorite pattern for sock yarn that is not a sock?