Sunday, July 21, 2013

Oops! Super Short Socks

At JoAnn's Fabrics several weeks ago, I got some Serenity Sock Weight Yarn (by Premiere Yarns) in a colorway called "Harlequin".  It's a self-striping yarn in shades of teal green, dark purple, lime green, and dark yellow. I love the yarn because it's so soft but it turns out it is hand wash/lay flat to dry.  I do need to read the labels better.  Drat!

My coworker, Mrs. W, loves purple so I thought, "Socks for Christmas this year!" I was so proud of myself to be thinking of her Christmas gift already. 

Sat down to cast on the socks about a week ago and, for the life of me, I could not find a pattern repeat in the two balls of yarn I had. I kept looking back and forth between the two balls of yarn and one looked drastically darker than the other. Checked the dye lots.


The dye lots!!! They did not match.  I really do need to read the labels better.  Double drat!!

So I decided to make a pair of very short ankle socks to see if I can make a pair of socks out of one 50 gram yarn ball.  Turns out I had some left over teal green yarn from Knit Picks and I am using the teal green for the heals and toes of the socks.  The solid teal green yarn matches the "Harlequin" self-striping yarn really, really well. I used the teal green yarn in a shawl awhile back. Click HERE to see the shawl called "Calais".

Since the last pair of socks I made with the Serenity Sock Weight Yarn turned out too large (see my "Moab at Dusk" socks), this time I cast on 56 stitches on size 2.75 mm double pointed needles (instead of 64 stitches on size 2.75 mm double pointed needles). These are shaping up to be a good fit for my big ol' feet.

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