After a super busy summer of designing, knitting, pattern writing, tech editing and spending time with my boys over summer break, I am finally able to cast on for my 2nd version of my upcoming “Beaded Peacock Socks” pattern. 🙂
The first version, sported a solid colored yarn (5th Avenue Toe-rriffic Sock Solids, color #0503 Violet) with multicolored beads…
|Version 1: Solid colored yarn with multicolored beads|
…and this 2nd version, will be in a multicolored yarn with solid colored beads…
For the multicolored yarn, I’ve picked this really wonderful yarn called Sock-A-Licious by Kollage Yarns in the colorway Purple Heart (#7814). It’s a 70% fine superwash merino, 10% silk, and 20% nylon mix that really lives up to it’s name of Sock-A-Licious and with ample yardage too (354 yd/325m per 3.5 oz/100g).
|Colorway: Purple Heart (#7814)|
It has a wonderful hand, is deliciously soft (no problem for next to skin) but tightly spun to show off cables and other textures well and it comes in many vibrant, deep colors. It’s a joy to knit with. 🙂
Since the original socks have been completed, I’ve run across a new nifty cast-on, especially well suited for toe-up socks. It’s a brain child of Judy Becker (as in Judy’s Magic Cast-on), as well as Queen Kahuna.
Here is a YouTube link to a video by Cat Bordhi of how to do this Stockinette center, toe-up cast-on. LOVE it! This is going to be my new favorite toe-up sock cast-on. 🙂