Spring business


Speaking of socks in my last blog post, there are a couple that I haven’t shown you. This pattern is really lovely and this yarn made it justice.


But thiis the yarn that Julle chose at the fair in Öregrund back in October. I talked him out of picking one with only grey and red but instead he chose orange (that should teach me not to interfer). I wasn’t a fan of the yarn color, the yarn itself was good, especially after knitting Zombie bbq, but the pattern made it much easier not to get stuck.


I was afraid I would run out of yarn so I made one row less before the tow increases on one sock and it altered everything, or rather, it put the pooling of the orange on top of the toe instead of under it. I think it helps differentiate between left and right.


With the green pair I had learn my lesson and made one less pattern repeat on the leg. That save both time and yarn and I doubt it effected the fit of the socks.

Even thought I love the Zombie bbq socks I think the green ones are my favorite. They are soft and the pattern works well with the color. There are no highly contrasting color changes which makes the cables much more gradient. They feel very April, as Jenny put it, with fresh dirt, a careful greenery in plants and trees and withered leaves from last year still on the ground.


Pattern: Business casual by Tanis Lavallee. Yarn: Austermann hand painted, color 10 Morning fog (grey pair) and Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet & Spicy, color 6755 Spice (the green ones).