Wool and Vinyl Socks
Knitting

Wool and Vinyl Socks

So many socks!  I’m truly loving knitting all the socks these days and the ones I’m sharing with you today are extra special!  I couldn’t wait to cast on some socks using the yarn from Wool and Vinyl that I received in a Love in Stitches swap.  The colorways were so amazing that I decided to finally try a new technique that I’d been wanting to attempt for some time.

But first….

The Yarn

Earlier this week, I talked about how I was introduced to Wool and Vinyl and how I immediately fell in love with this dyer.  When Rachael, the dyer behind Wool and Vinyl, had a shop update in the fall, I had to buy a few skeins that caught my eye

But I loved how the two colorways from my swap partner looked together.   

The Pattern 

The base pattern for these socks was my favorite from Charlene Schurch.  However, I did watch videos from The Crazy Sock Lady to see just how she striped her yarn.  I did this by knitting two stripes of each color.  

These were the second  pair of socks I knit using two circular needles and I consulted videos from The Crazy Sock Lady again to remember just how to do the heels with this technique.  I’m still not 100% but I’m getting better at this!  

Wool and Vinyl Socks

Details

Pattern:  Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch and Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Yarn:  Wool and Vinyl Classic Rock Sock in Rhiannon (solid) and Celebration (speckled); mini skein from Sheep Graffiti (Base: Twisty Ewe/Colorway: Bleeding Hearts)

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: me

Time to Completion: 2.1 months

These socks were so much fun to knit.  I had some deadline knitting that kept me from focusing on them exclusively but I always looked forward to picking them up.  

In order to avoid holes when switching yarns, I learned that it’s best to pick up the new yarn from under the other yarn in order to seal that gap.  This worked great and looked super clean! 

I’ll definitely be striping more socks – and using more Wool and Vinyl yarn.  I loved everything about these! 

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