These cosy socks were inspired by heirlooms passed down in Izabela's family for generations - crystal vases. Crystal is more delicate than glass and is cut to create intricate designs on the surface. The lines intertwining in very geometrical, sharp patterns that are characteristic for certain types of crystal vases are reflected in these beautiful socks.
The Crystal socks are worked cuff-down, with a unique heel flap and gusset construction and an intricate twisted stitch cable panel on the instep.
You know how much we love a good, all-natural sock yarn - and Ovis Et Cetera's "Close" is as close to perfect as it gets. Custom-spun by John Arbon Textiles in the UK, it's a delightful blend of Devon Closewool, Exmoor Blueface and Zwartbles from sheep flocks that live close to the mill. In its undyed shape, it's a beautiful heathered grey, and when Saskia adds her dyeing magic to it, it transforms into the most gorgeous glowing jewel tones.
Close is spun with a little bit of extra twist for increased durability. It has great stitch definition and a bit of a halo, which makes it ideal for cables, texture, and soothing stockinette. Plus, it works really, really well for colorwork!