Finished project – Borage socks

I’ve been so immersed in my sample knitting for travelknitter (latest: three socks down and fourth one on the needles) that I’d almost forgotten about my swiftly finished Borage socks. Here they are, though – the sun in my Mum’s lounge was killer this afternoon and I couldn’t miss the chance to take some shots.

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I… can’t decide if I love them or not? I extended the twisted rib to the tips of the toes, because I wanted to reflect the cuff. The end result reminds me a bit of the skeleton of a leaf, or a tree without foliage (albeit still dotted with flowers).

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Things they definitely are: soft, warm, comfortable and quick to knit. The yarn is some Coop Knits Socks Yeah!, which I bought in Edinburgh last year.

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I’ve made socks using Rachel Coopey’s yarn before, and it is extremely pleasant to knit with – gentle marled colours and a classic merino/nylon blend. (It also does not bleed AT ALL when you block your knitting – something very much to appreciate when you are hand washing a bunch of socks all together.)

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Pattern: Borage by Amanda Jones
Yarn: CoopKnits Socks Yeah! in Chryso
More details: Ravelry project page

In other news, I find myself getting very excited about reversible cables as edging. More on that later, I hope.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. AJ says:

    I like them!

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    1. Haha, thank you! On reflection I have come down on the side of liking – I wore them all day yesterday and they’re super comfy, which makes a big difference.

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      1. AJ says:

        Comfort is a big deciding factor:)

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  2. I love everything about them! The pattern looks so fancy and the yarn is absolutely gorgeous 😀 Great work! I wish I could knit socks that fast…truly I do. I guess I just need to put more time into it.

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    1. I think it is probably not a coincidence that my new-found speed at knitting comes when I am only working 2 or 3 days a week for the first time in my life! But frankly I see it as another benefit of being self-employed 🙂

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  3. Stefanie says:

    Man, you really go for it with sock patterns. Kudos to you. All those twists and turns would make my eyes dizzy.

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    1. I think it looks more complex than it is – but also a lot of fun! I recommend the pattern if you want a bit of a challenge 🙂

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