Monday, March 26, 2018

Handspun Socks

I finished knitting a pair of handspun socks this week.

They are toe-up socks, knit two-at-a-time on a long 2.75mm circular needle. 52 stitches with a gusset and half handkerchief heel.

I dyed the fibre following recipe/instructions from the Craftsy class Next Steps in Yarn Dyeing with Sarah Eyre. She calls the colour way Rhinebeck.

The fibre-

The yarn-

Knit up -

1x2 rib for the leg-

I really love the colour way. This was a new way of dyeing fibre for me, also different colours that I would have never thought to put together, that really blended well to create great secondary colours.

I also spun and dyed a few more skeins of yarn for the crochet blanket.

It is 15" long now.

I finished washing and combing the rest of the second raw fleece for this blanket! One skein spun and more waiting to be plied and spun. I think that this will be all the fibre I need for the blanket.

This is the latest block for the 1880 Sampler Sew Along from the Temecula Quilt Company.

All the best!♥︎

1 comment:

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh it's made a beautiful pair of socks.......