Earl Grey – a man’s sock pattern from The Yarn Harlot. I knitted these for Mr L, from the Solid Club yarn for October from The Yarn Yard.
Cast on Date: Dec 06 2008
Cast on: Long Tail, magic loop
Pattern: Earl Grey Socks by the Yarn Harlot
Yarn: The Yarn Yard Toddy
Colour: October 2008 Solids Club unnamed fudge colour
Needles: 2.75mm Kollage square 60cm circulars
Pattern Repeats: n/a
Finished Size: UK men’s 10
Cast Off: Grafted
Cast Off Date: Jan 7th, 2009
Ravelry Project: Private Comfort
Basically, a lovely semi-plain bloke pattern, with just a few errors in it. There is nothing that a slightly experienced sock-knitter can’t cope with though. An experienced sock-knitter will likely sail through, doing what they expect to, and never notice a problem.
The Toddy yarn is fabulous – really soft.Â Beautiful to knit with. The colour is sumptuous, but reserved and suitably bloke-ish. There will be more socks in Toddy, one day. (For my review of this yarn, see this post.)
Knitting with the square needles was “interesting” and somewhat like the Curate’s Egg (good in parts.) I will review the needles asap but am giving Kollage a fair crack by waiting for replacement needles to arrive. As soon as they come, I’ll cast onÂ for more socks and then a review will follow shortly after.
These are really splendid socks. The recipient loves them, and so do I.