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Magpie Fiber Socks and Scallop Bunting

23 Jan

Today I have my first knitted FO of 2015! These are socks I made my husband, from a new indie dyer local to me – Magpie Fibers. I went to her debut trunk show and was blown away by the gorgeous colors of her yarns, and I really like the base yarns she uses to dye. I went planning to get a few skeins of her Swish Worsted for another project.¬†As we were talking about colors, she mentioned that she was trying to make sure she included good masculine colors that were not just a flat grey or blue, so I also picked up a skein of “All Along the Watchtower” in Swanky Sock to make a pair of socks for Gregg.

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I had originally planned to modify a pattern that called for a multiple of 6 sts and so cast on 66. It was clear almost immediately that the pattern was fighting with the yarn so I ripped back, and since I didn’t want to redo the cuff I went with a simple k4p2 rib which I think shows off the yarn nicely.

I really liked the yarn and would definitely buy it again. Soft, nice stitch definition, generous yardage, great colors, and no knots/flaws in the skein. Gregg is also a fan of these socks – I usually try to block them but he wanted to wear them today.

This is also my first finish for the Q1 FAL.

I also have another sewing FO – as I mentioned, I’m doing the Curves class and I finished my Scallop Bunting project!

I was not planning to finish the whole project but once I got going, it was so easy and looked so good I didn’t want to stop!

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I’m kind of sad I need to wait a whole year before I have an excuse to hang this up again.

 

Linking up with Amanda Jean at Finish it up Friday!

 
 

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  1. Jenny Benton

    January 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Love the socks – that is something I would like to try.

    And your bunting is so cute too.

     
  2. Sarah Goer

    February 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    The socks are great. I’m amazed at anyone who can knit a pair of socks. I took a knitting class long ago. I made one sock (for the learning process) and it didn’t fit me (not that I had really been trying for it to, but it wasn’t even close). I carried it around until I found a friend who it fit and gave her the single sock. Random, I know. Your bunting is very cute. Thanks for sharing your projects!