Francie socks in Dream in Color’s Smooshy yarn. I didn’t have a name for this project until I spotted the name I had given to the stash image: smooshypu, for “Smooshy, Purple”. Well, Smooshypu sounded like a good name for a pair of socks!
I began these as ferry knitting but escalated their priority to free up needles for Cookiesocks.
The yarn is pretty wonderful stuff – soft to handle and knits up easily – but produces a pair of socks rather thicker than I feel comfortable with. Honestly a boot-weight sock, but such a shame to hide beautiful socks inside a pair of boots!
On the plus side, it makes for a very fast-knit project and the first sock was completed in just a couple of knitting sessions on top of two ferry journeys – well inside 3 days. The raised increases are fiddly and some of mine are rather poorly executed (due to the poor light in the ferries.) They certainly slowed down initial progress.
I knitted eight rows between the arch shaping and the toe shaping. The socks are generously-sized for my UKÂ no 7 feet.
Due to the all-over rib and generally springy nature of the yarn, these socks look like nothing on earth until they are blocked. Once blocked, they look like very handsome socks!
I have more Smooshy – I may make another pair of these yet, but am presently undecided.
- Cast on Date: 5th May, 2009
- Cast on: Long tail
- Pattern: Francie by Rebekkah Kerner
- Pattern Price: $6.50
- Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy from Socktopus
- Quality: Machine washable 100% merino
- Weight: 4ply
- Length: 450 yards/411 metres
- Amount: 4 ounces/113 grams
- Colour: Visual Purple
- Needles: 2.5mm 2*24″ Addi Lace circulars
- Pattern Repeats:
- Size: As written
- Finished Size: UK ladies 7… generous
- Cast Off: normal
- Cast Off Date: 20 May, 2009
- Ravelry Project: Smooshypu
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