Hot off my needles are these Jelly Roll Socks and I am so excited to share them with you. I love this pattern by Mara Catharine Bryner. What intrigued me about these socks was the rolled cuff and the colorwork pattern in the heel flap and foot. I love knitting socks and wearing them. However, a full sock can be a bit too warm in the spring so this jelly roll sock is perfect on a cool spring day or evening. I made the medium size (foot size 8.5) and used three mini skeins: two rainbow blue and one bright green.
Like all the socks I knit, I knit these two-at-a-time. The trickiest part of making the socks was doing the colorwork heel flap. I found it a little challenging to carry the yarn across the back of the purl side (maybe I’m not very co-ordinated). The pattern warns not to pull the yarn too tightly when doing the colorwork sections and I think I may have overcompensated and not pulled the yarn tight enough. Overall I am extremely pleased with these socks and will definitely be making more! Perhaps the next pair I make will be with my sparkle minis.
Here are some fun mini skein combinations I put together.
I am so happy that I have my knitting to keep me relaxed and entertained during these difficult times. Last week I had some more sad but understandable news. The Muskoka Yarn & FibreFest has been cancelled. One of the best things about attending yarn shows is meeting fellow knitters.
As of today, there are only three shows on my docket and I’m not sure which will go ahead. The Sunshine Fibre Festival on July 25, Fibre Spirit on August 22 and The Woodstock Fleece Festival on October 17. It is my hope that all these shows will continue as scheduled, but in the meantime I have taken a giant leap of faith, photography, and technology to open an online shop!