The knitting bug got me again lately. I went for a trip to my grandma’s weeks ago and started a pair of socks with a simple pattern in stranded knitting – easy enough to remember for a quick knit occasionally. The most fun part for me is to choose the colors and see the magically growing pattern with every round of stitches.
The first pair has a green base color acompanied with a solid blue and a variegated blue-green yarn. The variegated yarn was not the best choice, since it has the exact green color as the base color, so some stitches get swallowed by the background making the diamond shapes rather blurry (you can see it perfectly in the picture below in the bottom left)
So I started a second pair for my daughter in purple, orange and yellow. She loves all the girly colors, but I wanted to exclude pink and went for a more indian color approach. I think they blend in very well. Below is the picture pre-blocking. The pictures are pre-blocking, which is why they are still wobbly. I’m not one who’s stranded knitting hopps off the needles looking perfect right away, but it’s getting better.
I’m going to show the whole socks when they are all finished up and blocked 🙂