Being that it is 2020, in all of its craziness, I waffle between “Yeah! The holidays will be here soon” and “Oh, no, the holidays are coming!”. How are you handling it?
Holly Freakin’ Jolly features flashes of red & green, with very light red & green accents between the flashes. Around the green flashes, you will often have a couple of stitches in a bright aqua join the party, because in my life – aqua makes everything better!
You will get TWO 10 gram minis, one in red & the other in green as shown. This allows you to really make these socks in so many ways. For reference, I used about 2.5 grams in each color for my heels and toes.
Maybe one sock has a red heel / green toes – while the other has a green heel / red toes. Or, each set of heels could be green, with red toes. OR…you could add a green and red stripe to each leg, while making the heels and toes in the main color. Heck, don’t feel like you even NEED to make these into socks, these would make a pretty shawl, or anything you love, there are no knitting police!
75% Superwash Merino | 25% Nylon
100g Main Skein [450 yards]
(2) 10 g Coordinated Minis
The sock shown was cranked on a antique circular sock machine, on a 64 needle cylinder. It was hand ribbed at the top, with after-thought heels and toes added. I have added the heels & toes to the one sock, and it has not had a chance to be blocked before I took the picture.
Once I finish my other sock, I will probably have enough yarn left of my skein & minis to make my son his Christmas socks as well, at least short socks. I have big feet (Womens 11) and his are a mens’ size 9.
All my yarns are hand dyed & hand painted In very small batches. No 2 skeins will ever be completely identical. You may want to consider alternating skeins within your project.
I would love to see what you create! Tag me with #unbesitofiber on Instagram to share!