Sunday, February 28, 2010

When in Doubt, Add Sock Yarn

When Priscilla and Glynnis from Pierre visit the Loft, they bring wonderfully colorful mittens, made by holding two strands of sock yarn together. I enjoy the variety of colorways available in sock yarn, but have never made the time commitment to knit socks. I decided to try holding sock yarn with worsted weight for some new color combinations.

All samples shown are variations on the Baktus scarf by Strikkelise, knit on size 11 needles. The first was knit with one strand of Freedom Wool held with one strand of On Your Toes sock yarn. I've worn this scarf over and over these past winter months, and it's one of my favorites: lightweight, warm, and a comfortable length to tie.

The scarf below is knit with one strand of my (Betty's Colours) hand-dyed wool, held with one strand of Regia 4-ply sock yarn.

And if Noro Kureyon isn't interesting in color enough, this Baktus is knit combining Kureyon with a strand of On Your Toes.
Want to add a bit of color punch to your next project? Try adding sock yarn!

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