Project: February Storm Socks
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in Indigo Heather
For my February socks for Liesl’s sock challenge, I decided to give into dark, freezing Canadian winter and knit up some cabled, tweedy socks. I added this yarn to my stash during Knit Picks Cyber Monday sale because I had been envying tweed sock yarn for awhile, and horrible Canadian Februarys are the perfect time to break it out for a pair of warm winter socks.
Storm had been on my queue for awhile, so this project also allows me to make some progress with Emily’s Love your Library challenge (I’ve had a slow start on the challenge, but things are starting to pick up now). So that’s one project off the queue and using stash yarn, too!
Storm was easy to choose as my pattern because it’s free and it had a nice simplicity to it with ribbed cables that play well with the tweed flecks of the yarn without the two battling each other for attention. Plus, the cables add in a little bit of interest so the pattern never gets too boring, but it was very easy to memorize.
The only thing I changed in the pattern was to work short row heels rather than the heel flap & gusset the pattern called for. I’m kind of in love with short row heels right now because they are so fast and don’t require me to work gusset decreases. And they work very well for ribbed socks patterns like this where you have built in stretch from the ribbed pattern and don’t need the extra space from the gusset.
I finished these socks just in time (I blame all the sweaters/cardigans that have been hogging my attention lately). I think for March I’ll go with some cheerier socks. Something that reminds me that spring actually will come. Soon. I hope.