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March 12, 2010
Handspun Socks - Colorwork Version

Warning MANY pictures because I really like these socks!

Handspun Faux is Fair

From these 2 beautiful braids of BFL that were hand dyed by Ginny of FatCatKnits...

FatCatKnits BFL

I made this pretty pair of Faux is Fair designed by Robyn Gallimore of Red Bird Knits. (More yarn/spinning info here) With the 4 different Anatolian motifs and the ever changing colors, this was a fascinating pair of socks to knit. There was a little bit of stress because I was worried about blue yarn supply the whole time (in fact I ripped out and inch of the leg after weighing my yarn, for fear I wouldn't have enough - I did...with 6 gms to spare!)

Handspun Faux is Fair

Isn't the sole pretty?

Handspun Faux is Fair

and the back?

Handspun Faux is Fair Handspun Faux is Fair

Pattern: Faux is Fair by Robyn Gallimore Red Bird Knits
Yarn: 3 ply handspun BFL - from Fat Cat Knits January Mixed Blessings Fiber Club
47 grams of gold/purple and 60 grams blues
Needles: 2 socks on one 2.25mm circular needle

The colors flowed beautifully - they sort of match, but are not too matchy matchy - perfect if you ask me :-)

Handspun Faux is Fair

With these done, a nice big knitting spot is opened up (I've been limiting myself to 3 WIPs) and the timing is perfect since I just spun some gorgeous 50/50 cashmere/silk. I started knitting a shawl yesterday - such an enjoyable morning knitting project - a few rows every morning with coffee - more on that next time.


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