Raspberry Azure, FO.

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Raspberry
Needles: Bamboo dpns, 2.50mm
Pattern: Azure by Deb Barnhill
Started: December 2007
Finished: January 2008

Notes: These were my first FO of 2008 and toe-up socks ever, and I'm pleased to report that they were relatively painless. The patterned heel flap was a little clunky (but still lovely) the first time round, but by sock no. 2 it just zipped right by.

Everyone thinks that these socks are actually cabled! The surprise on their faces when I tell them that all that twisting is done with clever increases and decreases is priceless.

I couldn't ask for a nicer pattern to take the edge off the somewhat crappy yardage of the Jitterbug. Now I do have another skein of it lurking in the stash...


Adriana said...

Those socks are so beautiful! Even the pooling is lovely. I just might have to use this pattern for my Jitterbug (though I'm off socks these days. Instead I'm all about entrelac!)

spillyjane said...

Dee -- If you're feeling really crazy you could always try your hand at those Entrelac Socks of Eunny's. I've been eyeing those too.

Bertha said...

Love them!

Adriana said...

I'm not sure if I'll ever be THAT crazy. I am thinking about the Annetrelac socks from IK (free download). I might rip out my Koigu Nutkins and make those instead (I'm no longer feeling the love for Nutkins).

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