Big Sky Socks

Big Sky Socks

When we went to Montana last year, I really enjoyed going to several local yarn stores and perusing their selections of Montana dyers.  One such dyer that I came across was Big Sky Yarn Co

I knew, at the time of purchase, that I would make socks with this yarn but I had no idea for whom they would be made.

The Yarn

When my mom saw this skein of yarn, she immediately asked that I make her socks out of it.  I was only too happy to comply.  My mom has always gravitated toward blue and, though it’s not my favorite color, I loved the bright pink/purple speckles scattered throughout the skein. 

Big Sky Yarn

As I’ve always said, I love the yarn I buy so much that I don’t mind who I give the FO to, as long as I can play with it first (ahem – knit with it!).

The Pattern 

When I began these socks, I really didn’t have the brain capacity to do anything other than a vanilla sock.  And so I knit these using my favorite, basic pattern from Charlene Schurch.     

Big Sky Socks


Pattern:  Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch

Yarn:  Big Sky Yarn Co. Star Sock in Hoop Skirt

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: my mom

Time to Completion: 1 month

These socks were a lot of fun to knit!  The speckles made me so happy!  You’ll notice that one sock is more speckled than the other…  I don’t mind that so I hope my mom doesn’t either.  The heel is my favorite Eye of Partridge heel.  

Vanilla sock knitting is so therapeutic!  And when you have a lovely yarn to knit socks with, it’s perfection.  I hope I never tire of it….mainly because I have tons of sock yarn that needs to be knitted!

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