Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 6, 2009
I certainly had no problem with boredom while knitting these socks! My enthusiasm stayed high throughout the process with 4 different colorwork patterns, braids interspersed here and there, and soft beautiful yarn. Robyn's gorgeous design uses motifs from traditional Latvian Mittens and I think they are one of the prettiest pairs of socks I have knit!
This was my 1st time knitting with Estelle Ariquipa yarn - it is a wonderful blend of superwash wool, alpaca, and nylon - I REALLY like this sock yarn with its beautiful colors and soft, luxurious alpaca touch.
Pattern: Latvian Dances "Ilze" by Robyn Gallimore of Red Bird Knits (October 2008 SOTM)
They fit me to perfection! Here are a few more views since they look so pretty from all different angles...
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Now that these are done, I am in the swing of NaKniMitMo and am focused on mittens - 1 pair almost done (needs thumbs) and a new pair cast on with very cool cuffs - pictures next post...