Jaywalking In Nairobi

Jaywalking in Nairobi

Half way into November, I finally finished my Socktober socks, now named Jaywalking In Nairobi.

OK… I’ll admit it. I actually like them. Washed and ready to go to their intended recipient at Christmas, they are incredibly soft and luxurious. I love the colors and how the zig zag in the Jaywalker pattern fits in with the African theme of the yarn color. This was a very happy marriage of yarn and pattern, and I am glad I listened to the yarn when it whispered knit me into Jaywalkers.

I will definitely knit with this yarn again.

I will probably not knit Jaywalkers again. I like the finished results, but I didn’t have a great time in the heat of battle. It just seemed like a fight all the way to the finish. I am sure that was an issue with the knitter, and not the pattern.

The Particulars:

  • Yarn: Regia Silk Color (55% wool, 25% nylon, 20% silk / 50gr 200yds per ball) in colorway 189, Nairobi — most of two balls.
  • Needles: Knitpicks Classic circulars, US#1 (2.5mm).
  • Pattern: Toe-up Jaywalkers.
  • Where I deviated from the pattern:
    • I used the Magic Cast On.
    • I knit my standard heel rather than the heel in the pattern.
    • I used Eye Of Partridge stitch on the heel flap.
  • Other techniques: I used the free end of the yarn to knit the heel so as not to disturb the color pattern on the rest of the sock.



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