Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks
Yarn: Merino and Nylon Sock by Toil and Trouble (Charybdis in Sea Green and Brown)
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I meant to get this project posted on Friday, but as you can see that didn’t happen. The latter half of last week was a little busy, to say the least. Better late than never, right?

These socks are the first pair I completed using the two-at-at-time (TAAT) magic loop method. As I said before, I really love this method because it ensures both socks come out exactly the same and at exactly the same time. This means instant sock gratification – you have a pair ready to wear without having to knit a whole other sock. Yippee!

I have had the pattern on my favorites list for awhile now, and I thought it was finally time to give it a go. It’s an interesting enough pattern worked in a variation (sort of) of the seed stitch. It was was interesting enough to keep my attention (boo for boring stockinette socks) and also worked up quickly. I think it’s a great pattern for someone just starting out with socks who wants something besides the regular, vanilla sock pattern. I think this may become one of my go-to patterns for any gift socks I make in the future.

I have to give a special note to the yarn as well, which was hand-dyed by Toil and Trouble. I just couldn’t stop ogling this yarn online. There was something about the gray-blue with just hints of purple that lured me in. This was my first time working with yarn purchased from Etsy, but I was really happy with the quality. The colors are very rich in real life, plus it’s soft, has lovely subtle variegation, and held up perfectly through a machine washing and drying. (I will fully admit that every time I wash a hand knit object, I get nervous, even though I know it’s meant to be machine washed/dried.)

I have another skein from Toil and Trouble (this colorway) that I am envisioning as a shawl for this summer. I can’t wait to work with her yarn again. (There’s already new listings on Etsy I’m drooling over…)

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