These hand knit socks for Taya were made for her by her grandmother. Taya loves getting and wearing hand-made socks and I don’t think she is alone in that feeling. I love making and wearing hand-knit socks but have never been the lucky recipent of a pair. The socks she received were made with my super fine alpaca, merino and nylon yarn. It’s a wonderfully soft, silky blend of fibres that is warm and delightful to wear. Her grandmother affectionately named these socks Taya’s Covid-19 socks as you can see from the label.
Did you know that merino wool is moisture wicking, insulating, temperature-regulating, odour-resistant, and breathable; while alpaca has superior breathability, wicks away body moisture, is warm when wet, won’t mat or pill, and is naturally windproof and flame resistant? The combination of these two fibres in this sock yarn along with the stretch and strength of nylon make it a superior choice for your hand knit socks.
Taya’s grandmother followed my basic sock pattern to make these socks. Although the pattern is written for knitting socks one-at-a-time the pattern can easily be adapted for two-at-a-time. These socks were knit two-at-a-time. Aren’t they lovely?
I am an avid sock knitter, so much so that things feel out of whack in my life if I don’t have a pair of socks on my needles. I’ve knit socks for my whole family. It is such a lovely feeling of satisfaction to give a gift that is cherished and appreciated.
I’ll leave you with a gallery of some of the hand dyed yarn I have available in this fibre.
Until next time, happy knitting!