Monday, February 20, 2006

Sockapaloooza in progress

Indeed will slogging away on Sleeve Island I had other things on my mind. And finally decided that I would knit my pals socks with these two yarns, Regia Multi Effeckt in light and dark grey with some specks of blue and brown and Regia Mini Ringel in dark brown, bright blue, yellow, green and orange. I wanted the sock for my pal to be more than just a nice yarn, or a sock with a pattern. I nixed the pattern sock because of time constraints but still wanted something different. Your thinking right those two color and pattern choices together yeah that's different all right, are you crazy? Here's the result:


The sock is a technique I was shown by a fellow knitter, I have know idea if it is in a pattern book somewhere, all I know is it is commited to memory and I incorporate it into my standard sock pattern. The basics you choose a self stripping and a Jacquard and knit 1 row alternately resulting in the above. The best results always seem to come from mixing two colour choices that you would never think to put together. Many from our knitting group have done socks in this fashion and it is always such a surprise. Now I'm not so sure if I will complete these for my pal or choose two different yarns in the same technique, I'm not sold on the the colours of this particular match up. Hey, drop me a comment let me know what you think.

5 comments:

JessaLu said...

Very cool techique :o)

I'm not sure of the colors, either...but that's just IMHO...

Dipsy D. said...

Great technique indeed! Hey, I think the colors match perfectly, the more colors the better, the sock is going to look so cheerful!
Regia yarn is so beautiful - it's pretty expensive indeed, but I guess certainly worth the price.
Best wishes from Austria!

Talitha said...

I like the colours enough, I think. The light grey is kind of neat juxtaposed against the other colours.

Ina said...

Great technique! It breaks up the self-patterning very nicely.

Yvonne said...

Wow! Now I know what to do with all the stuff in my stash! This will add a whole new dimension to my sock knitting! Thanks!