Socks and Scarves

I’m working on keeping my head and toes warm, again.

Bias “Before and After” Scarf

The scarf is Bias “Before and After” Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (available through Ravelry or here for US$5). The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but they do have a supplement available for knitting it out of sport weight yarn, specifically with Louet Euroflax in mind. And what did I happen to get as a gift from Erica? Why, some lovely Louet Euroflax in a colour called Wild Grape.

Beaded cast-off

The cast-off is done with beads, which adds a lovely weight. And to make each end the same, it uses a provisional cast-on, which is then cast-off with beads as well. (The colour in the first picture is more accurate, by the way.)

As for my toes, the other week I finally finished off my Wimbledon Socks, which I started back in February. But, um, take a good look at the stripes on both socks…

Wimbledon Socks

Yep, I made a mistake. The first sock was actually knit with the incorrect stripe pattern. Unfortunately, I knit the second sock correctly and didn’t notice until I was at the heel. At that point, I decided that fraternal twins were just fine with me! The yarn is Berroco Comfort sock in White and Dunedin, and pattern purchase details are at the bottom of this post.

Wimbledon Socks – back button

Right now I’m working away on my last pair of socks for the Summer of Socks knit along. The pattern is fairly simple, and once I get up some energy, I should be able to finish them up fairly quickly. I have to admit, I’m looking forward to the cooler weather so I can wear all these new socks!



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5 Responses to Socks and Scarves

  1. Giovanna says:

    Very pretty yarn in both projects, and lovely knitting. I think the socks look fine as they are 🙂

  2. Lovely knitting -that grape colour is gorgeous. I love the idea of socks being fraternal twins – so cool. In New York there was a whole sock store devoted to that idea called “Miss Match” – I bought lots of fraternal twins home to Australia with me.

  3. Erica says:

    The scarf is so pretty and light in person! I’m so glad you found the right pattern to use with that EuroFlax.

    And I like the socks – they’ve got far more personality than two identical socks. Who spends much time comparing socks anyway?

  4. Annette says:

    Your sock knitting has inspired me to keep going after a couple disastrous attempts. The scarf is lovely and now I’m thinking about adding some beads to my next project 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    The scarf is lovely and the beads really make it special. The socks are so cute! I thought the same thing as the other commenter about that company Miss Matched — people pay crazy amounts for a pair of socks in which each is a little different. But yours are nicer!