Knitting by Judy @ 10:39 AM
Mountain Blueberry Socks

I present to you, gentle reader, the first finished object of 2007 — Mountain Blueberry Socks.

I used Mountain Colors Bearfoot yarn in colorway Mountain Twilight. In reality it’s a deep, rich mix of purples, deep blues and just a bit of a purpley chocolate. My camera does not play well with these colors and this is the best I could do. The picture in no way represents the beauty of this yarn. It was nice to knit with, too — very soft and cozy.

I did take this pic outside so I would have natural light. See on the bare branches of my Japanese maple? Yeah… that’s frost. It was cold, cold, cold this morning (by Portland standards). I shivered in the cold as I stood outside in cotton pants, a sweatshirt and sockless feet inside a pair of clogs, taking pictures of socks draped across a bare bush. It’s OK. My neighbors are used to my eccentric ways.

This pair of socks was knit for a colleague.

The Particulars:

  • Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot (60% Superwash Wool, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon/ 100g, 350yds per skein) in colorway Mountain Twilight — allmost all of one skein.
  • Needles: Knitpicks Classic circulars, US#1 (2.5mm).
  • Pattern: Blueberry Waffle stitch, used with my own standard sock pattern.
  • Techniques used:
    • Knit toe-up, two at a time, on double circulars.
    • I used the Magic Cast On.
    • The heel flap is worked in Eye of Partridge stitch. I added garter stitch edges.
    • The cuff is 1×1 ribbing.
    • Kitchener (grafted, tubular) bind-off.



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