I need to knit so many socks to make a dent in my stash! Oh my goodness! When I recently wanted to cast on some socks that I knew would make me happy, I turned to a skein of yarn from Junkyarn. And I was right; these socks made me so happy every time I picked them up!
Here’s the story….
When Kemper of Junkyarn came out with her monthly series of yarn based on Pretty Guardians, I was immediately floored by the colorways. I had no idea what Pretty Guardians was (it’s a manga series and Japanese television show) but Kemper’s colors were amazing! And then, when this one came out, Serenity and Endymion, I knew I had to have it.
(Since purchasing this skein, I may have also bought a few more that will make stunning socks!)
I used my favorite pattern from Charlene Schurch for these socks. These were the first pair of socks I knit using two circular needles and I consulted videos from The Crazy Sock Lady to figure out just how to do this technique. And I really enjoyed it!
Pattern: Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch and Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by Crazy Sock Lady Designs
Yarn: Junkyarn Smooth Sock in Serenity and Endymion
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 6 weeks
This yarn was so much fun to knit with because the colors are just amazing! For the heel, I did my favorite Eye of Partridge pattern. And I just adore how it looks!
I have enough of this yarn leftover to potentially do a pair of shortie socks. How am I going to use up my stash if I keep wanting to knit with leftovers?!