Monday, August 16, 2010

Shock Sock

 Those of you who hate pink, turn away quickly!

All right, I warned you...
Yarn:  Koigu Premium Merino, Colorway 115025, which I can only describe as shocking, shocking pink!
Pattern:  My own dotted Swiss socks.
Needles:  #1 (2.25mm) dpns.
 Comments:  I do hope your monitor gives you the true color of this yarn!  I love this color when tempered with navy blue.
 Each skein of this yarn has only 175 yards, so you have to take that into account when planning which pattern you are going to use.  However, a little of this color goes a long way, so you probably wouldn't want to make them knee highs.  I used two skeins and did not have a lot left over.
Washing by hand is recommended, as the water turned quite pink when I did so.  Makes me wonder how much the socks will fade over time.  If you must wash them with other colors, use a product called "Color Catcher."  It lifts any loose dyes and holds them so that they don't transfer onto your other clothing.


Guinifer said...


Only girl in my little family - I'm rather obliged.

Reina said...

ooo i these socks are so bright and pink!!!

Kym said...

So cute with those navy blue shoes! Perfect, in fact!

vibe said...

my eyes are happy