The firfir socks strike a delicate balance between playful and wearable - inspired by how flowers can turn our attention to them with their colors and shapes, the ruffles on these ankle-length socks mimic flower petals and the bobbles evoke flower buds.
They are worked toe-up in stockinette with a gusset and short-row heel. The ruffle is worked separately and then knit together with the cuff which is completed with a picot edge. Bobbles are added afterwards with a crochet hook.
Garthenor Organic Snowdonia Sock
This pattern is available in Making Stories Magazine Issue 9, In Bloom.
High twist worsted-spun Romney and Hebridean make up the most beautiful and very deliberately designed natural sock yarn that comes in a range of gorgeous undyed and dyed shades.
I have a pair of socks made with snowdonia, and cherish them. Definitely different for anyone who prefers superwash yarn for socks. I, myself, prefer more rustic yarn for my socks.
They are so warm to wear! When knitting, i prefer using wooden needles to offer a little grip. And the yarn does split a bit when knitting - so may not be for everyone. But again, really love the yarn!
Above the 100% natural and organic yarn, I love the charm, it adds to your knitting. Romney and Hebridean make a vivid thread with character and elegance. I love the muted colour shades which perfectly underline this extraordinary yarn. I love this yarn not only for socks, but also for shawls, garments and accessoiries.
I love this yarn too! it looked like it was going to be itchy but it isn't. I made mittens and my hands are kind of sensitive. what is amazing is that my mittens are warmer than my polar gloves, as tested on a bike in winter! love the colors and the wooliness of it. Doesn't form an especially smooth, even fabric and it has those little black hairs but this all gives it a depth and a texture that I am super pleased with. I think you can see this in the attached but to compare, check out the Coill mittens in MS issue #8.