Socks really are my least favorite item to knit, but every once in a while, a combination of pattern and yarn overcomes my aversion . . . in this case, I love de rerum natura yarns, and these socks are knit on US 3s (I REALLY hate knitting socks on US 1s or 2s!) so I was willing to give it a go.
Pattern: Cream by cabinfour
Yarn: De rerum natura Ulysse (2 skeins Sel, just a few yarns of Confiture de rose)
Needles: US 3s dpns
I like how these came out, although even after blocking, the fabric still seems a little uneven to me – not a real problem for socks, but it makes me wonder whether I should have gone down a needle size. These are very basic, but I like how the pop of color makes them special, and the yarn does feel squishy and cozy on my feet 🙂
I have a TON of yarn left over – I ordered two skeins of each color, so I’ve got an entire skein of the fuchsia color, plus another skein that’s whole except for the few yards it took to knit the fair isle pattern. Then, I’ve got a skein of the natural color that’s at least 3/4 full. You could easily knit this pattern in the fuchsia color, with the natural as your fair isle, or do something totally different with it . . . de rerum natura yarn is perfect for so many things! I love to share good yarny finds, so if anyone would like these skeins, just leave a comment to that effect and I’ll contact you for your mailing address and send these goodies your way!Pin It