The sock so far …

I was after a simple sock pattern – not completely plain, but easy enough for everyday knitting. My friend – and knitting guru – had recently recommended Nutkin, a free pattern by Knitzi (available via Ravelry), and I decided to give it a go.

Most of the sock yarn in my stash is self-patterning, as I tend to knit “vanilla” socks while I’m travelling or waiting for appointments, and the multi-coloured hues add a cheerful dimension to the basic stocking stitch sections without the need for a complicated stitch pattern. In this case though, I discovered that my first choice for Nutkin turned out to be too busy for the design, and I wasn’t enjoying it, so it didn’t get further than this …

Regia 4-fädig Indio Color

My second attempt has got off to a better start, using a hand-dyed sock yarn from Artists Palette Yarns …

APY Pebble Sock, 365m, Merino/nylon, hand-painted, Doorstep colourway

The subtle shade changes are much better suited to the gentle waves of the travelling stitch pattern, letting the shapes take centre stage. I have replaced the original turned hem for a standard cuff, and am now well on the way towards the heel section … This is the story so far …

I will let you know how it goes!

Have you had to change yarns this week? I’d love to hear about it!





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5 Responses to The sock so far …

  1. swissrose says:

    I wore the Nutkins I was making in September for the first time this week, such a nice pattern! It seems many people – me included – opt to do a ribbed cuff. Just as nice, I think, less faff and less twist in the sock as a whole. I love all the many autumnal colours in my pair and you did find a gorgeous colourway for yours, so rich… ❤️
    The pattern is also very effective in a plain yarn, as some simple grey ones demonstrated.
    I haven’t had to yarn substitute this week, more pattern substitution, as usual, but we shall see lol

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  2. catterel says:

    That’s a very attractive pattern, and goes perfectly in that colour. What pretty yarn!

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