Barrakuda socks

Barrakuda Socks

It’s time for another pair of kids socks!  For my BFF’s youngest daughter, Jill, I was even more apprehensive about sizing.  Ha!  But just like the other socks I’ve made for this family, it was so much fun going stash diving and finding fun yarns for these socks!  This yarn, in the colorway Barrakuda, was so cool!

Let me tell you more!

The Yarn

This yarn, Schopple-Wolle Admiral Bambus Plus, came from Estes Park, Colorado. It was actually free!  The shop was giving out free grab bags of yarn with any purchase – and there were three skeins of yarn in each bag!  Crazy!  The three colors were actually coordinating, so that was nice.  

Since I’m not a big green person, I didn’t know how I’d use this skein of yarn, yet I couldn’t part with it.  So when I learned that Jill loves green, I thought this skein would be perfect!  Then, I found a purple and teal mini skein from my Advent swap that was the perfect compliment!

The Pattern 

Once again, I turned to my new favorite pattern from Kay, the Crazy Sock Lady, except that I used circular needles.  


Pattern:  Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by  Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Yarn:   Schoppel-Wolle Admiral Bambus Plus Cat Print in Barrakuda (2158); Contrast color: Yarnable Mermazing

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: Jill

Time to Completion:  3 weeks

Jill wears a size 13….and again, I was surprised by the stitch count that I calculated.  But I went with it.  And these socks fit!  I was so happy!  These were a delight to knit.  Since I don’t usually knit with green, these were definitely fun!

Technical stuff….  For the cuffs, I did my usual 2×2 rib.  And I made these socks shorter, though they are a bit taller than the previous two for this family.  For the heel, I did my favorite Eye of Partridge, which I love to do for female sock recipients.

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