Saturday, April 29, 2006

Colourful Chevrons

Presenting the Chevron Socks! This is the merino wool that I handpainted during our Sock Yarn painting day. My son suggested I call these Clown Socks. Haha!

The wool was wound into two joining centre pull balls so each sock was knitted from the opposite ends of the skein. It was a happy chance that the stripes lined up. It was not the exact effect I wanted but it was close. The pattern was supposed be a fairisle look but the repeats were too big. We didn't use any thickeners so the dyes ran as we were taking the wool off the jigs.

The sock blocker is a wire coat hanger, bent into a sock shape. Cost: Free

This pair of socks will go in the "special" sock drawer. While we painted our own skeins, the whole project was a collaboration of the Group. We had a great time doing this. It was a long day but it was fun. We started knitting our socks as soon as the yarn was dried. I can't wait to see all the finished socks when they're done!


  1. I think the socks are adorable. Great job with the colors!

  2. They turned out great. So pretty.