Hue Loco socks
Knitting

Hue Loco Socks

I love knitting socks for family members!  And thankfully, they seem to like them, as well!  I especially like hearing what yarns and colors and color combinations they like – and finding the perfect yarn for them.  When my mom wanted a pair of grey socks, I found a yarn from Hue Loco that I knew would be perfect!

The Yarn

Usually, when knitting socks for gifts, I try to find a yarn in my stash that will work.  But, of course, I always want to make what people want and sometimes that means buying yarn.  Shucks!

I found this yarn on the Hue Loco site when I was looking for some other yarn.  And it is perfect – a variegated grey with lovely – though light – speckles.  It’s the perfect neutral!

Hue Loco socks

The Pattern

I used my favorite sock pattern, from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks.  Though I’ve tried the afterthought heel, I still much prefer the fit of the heel flap and gusset.  I am looking forward to trying some other heel patterns, just to see if I prefer any others more than the Heel Flap.

The only little detail I added to this sock was a pattern on the back of the leg.  I tried out a pattern that I was thinking of using in my first pattern design.  This was an early rendition so be sure to stay tuned for more on that!

Hue Loco socks

Details

Pattern:  Basic Top Down with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch

Yarn:  Hule Loco Phyllis Sock 75/25

Colorways: Beach Glass

Needles: US 1 (2.25Med mm)

Made for: my mom

Time to Completion: 3.5 weeks

I wasn’t really looking forward to knitting grey socks but this yarn from Hue Loco was such a wonderful surprise.  The variegated grey hues knitted up in such a lovely way – and the speckles were just perfect.

 

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