Snuggly socks

I am not a big buyer of souvenirs when we go on holiday, but Mr Snail has learned to accept that there may be the seeking out of wool. And thus it was in Norway (although since this was our second trip up the coast of that beautiful country I had already identified my target yarn shop). So, we returned home in May with little that we didn’t take with us in the first place, the exception being six balls of Norwegian sock yarn:

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Local wool, bought in Norway

Since my skill with the Norwegian language is non-existent, I was unable to follow the pattern that came with the yarn. However, I found an attractive pattern – Silver Star by Drops Design – and have spent a couple of weeks creating my first ever pair of socks involving colour-work:

I rather enjoyed making them and they are very cosy because of the double layer of yarn throughout, but the pattern was not the best-written and I’m certainly glad that I had experience of knitting lots of pairs of plain socks previously.

I have enough yarn left to make another pair, but I think that I will be seeking out a different pattern.

Have you tried anything new this week?

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  1. nettyg

     /  December 10, 2015

    Your colourwork is impressive, they look like they’re nice and soft. I tried out loom weaving, it was fairly basic but since there’s lots more I can experiment and play with, I’ll be doing more…….I just wrote a blog post.

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  2. They’re beautiful!!!

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  3. One day I hope to be able to knit socks as beautiful as these πŸ™‚

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  4. I love those socks! That is quite an impressive pattern and I’ve rarely seen any pattern for anything well written. Nothing new here, yet. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you… the yarn was lovely to work with and I do like the stars, but I’m sure that just a little more care from the writer would have resulted in less confusing instructions – like numbering the rows on the chart to indicate whether to start at the top or the bottom!

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  5. Gorgeous socks, and they’ll be very welcome at this time of year in Wales, I suspect. I tested a new pattern myself over the last 2 days, I’ll be posting about it later.

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  6. That is a beautiful pair of socks. One day I shall try to start and finish a pair………

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  7. These look amazing – I love them!

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  8. What a delightful pattern! You chose well, and I must say you always make it look so easy.

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  9. What a very professional looking pair of socks Jan, a great pattern.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  10. Those socks look amazing! I love the design and they look perfectly knitted!

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  11. sarahfoto

     /  December 13, 2015

    They look great! Thanks for an idea for my next blog post! On my island(HΓΆnΓΆ in Sweden) we have these knitted gloves in a similar pattern, I would love to learn how to make them. I’ll keep you posted πŸ™‚

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  12. Those are amazing! Definitely worth all the annoyance and cursing. Enjoy! πŸ˜€

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  13. Just lovely – well done you

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