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The skein of yarn that I won from pmcblonde‘s blog, by naming her new shawl pattern “Mizzle”, arrived. The pattern itself was also included. Mr L has claimed the yarn for socks for himself, but I think he’s willing to forgo the shawl…

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The entirety of my sock yarn stash (not counting projects in progress), for which I promised to have assigned patterns by Tuesday gone. Sigh.

The stash, as I see it, splits down into two main groups.

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There are the yarns that will be made into plain socks, using the trusty “Simple Socks” pattern that I used for my very first pair. There are two colours of Regia Cotton Galaxy – these are definitely for me – and a ball of Regia Sinfonie Color in a wonderful mainly purple and black colour combination (also for me). The two balls of Regia Design Line are for Mr L and, as already noted, so is the new Knitting Goddess.

I shall be casting a pair on soon and have them to hand for those odd knitting moments and for ferry journeys.

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Then there are the yarns that merit some extra attention and require a perfect pattern choice. Numbers 1 and 3 are probably for Mr L and 3 is most likely to be another pair of Earl Greys (unless I seize it for myself and make some Rimefrost with it). I know that 5 will be a pair of Ellingtons for me and 6 is destined for another Cookie A pattern, Marlene. 2 is also begging for something intricate, as it gives a very good stitch definition — Nebula, I reckon. Yarn #4 is going to be a pair of Mad Color [sic] Weaves. So, what to do with that Hand Art (#1)? A slip stitch pattern such as Rhythm Man, I think.

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Which leaves one final skein of sock yarn looking for a destination pattern. I confess myself stumped. It’s a skein of Toddy and is pinkish and orangey — think Tequila Sunrise. Altogether more subtle than my photograph makes it look, it is a very beautiful yarn.

Can you suggest to me the perfect sock pattern choice? I want a very special one, to do this yarn full justice.

I confess that there is a voice inside me that is nagging about this skein. “Not socks” it is saying, “make a shawl of me…” but again, which shawl? I have no idea.

  • Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
  • Yardage: 459 yards (420 meters)
  • Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
  • Gauge: 28.0 sts = 4 inches
  • Needle size: US 0 – 2 or 2 – 2.75mm
  • Fibres: 75% Merino 25% Nylon
  • Texture: Plied

Help me out. Comments, please.

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  1. September 20, 2010

    Only just catching up as I hadn’t realised the RSS feed was broken!

    Kaibashira is a nice pattern and works well with gently variegated yarns,

    • September 20, 2010

      Thanks, Katie. I don’t know that one, I shall investigate

      RSS shoudld be fixed now, along with everything else. I’ve been mending Wordpres while I sit by the phone

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