February Socks: Rivergrass

While we don’t do much to mark Valentine’s Day chez kimbelina, I think I’ve managed to knit the most perfect socks for this month: they just scream valentines and chocolate and love.

The yarn is in a colourway called Scarletberry and I love the shades of pink in it. So girly and fun and seasonally appropriate for today. This is my first time knitting with Twizzlefoot from Mountain Colors — I picked up two skeins when I was at TNNA last June and I’ve been hanging on to them waiting for just the right pattern. These Rivergrass socks seemed like the perfect project.

I love the way the socks look but I’m not sure that I’m equally enamoured with the resulting fabric. The yarn is thin compared to my usual sock yarn and I think I should have gone down a needle size (maybe 2 mm instead of my usual 2.25 mm?) to ensure that they wear well.

Perhaps instead of socks, my second skein is destined to become a scarf or shawl: something that doesn’t require me to knit with toothpick-sized needles and will make the most of the skein’s generous yardage.

Now that these are finished, I’m on an 11-day socks break until the next HerStory Sock Club knitalong begins, so it’s time to turn my attention to some non-sock projects. I’ve got a baby blanket on the needles, a hat that is more that halfway done, and a couple other projects in the works — thankfully, with the Olympic games on in the background, I’ve got a lot of scheduled knitting time planned in the next little while.

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