Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

I forced this yarn to stripe/bend to my will and I’m terribly pleased with these socks. But, they no longer make me think of Muppets and Rainbow Connections. Now, they make me think of lessons learned, how happy I am that the person they’re going to LOVES them, and the one time in my life people compared me to a saint.
Rainbow Socks

Pattern: Vanessa antiopa Socks by Hunter Hammersen

Size: Medium

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Solemate
When I hand washed/blocked these socks, they sank like rocks in water. I was surprised by this as my wool socks float. It seems that this yarn (55% superwash merino, 15% nylon, 30% viscose (rayon) fiber that interacts with your body’s microclimate to moderate temperature from being too hot or too cold) does not seem to have the water repelling properties of wool.
Colorway: Rainbow

Mods: The toes should have been all purled, but the giftee and I agreed that we prefer ribbed toes, so the toes match the cuff ribbing.

Needles: 2.5mm for the leg, 2.25mm for the foot
Rainbow Socks

To see what other folks have finished, check out Tami’s Amis, Wisdom begins in Wonder, and Natural Suburbia.


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16 Comments

  1. Your socks look great!
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  2. Cathy says:

    What cool socks! Love how the stripes twist, just wonderful… Must add to queue!
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  3. Bonnie says:

    I’m applauding. Very, very nice work. (And I love the pic with the flower.)
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  4. Melissa says:

    Wow….their lovely. Love the first pic…it really shows off the colors.

    • Katie says:

      Thank you so much. I was thrilled to have a blooming flower anywhere in site this time of year.

  5. Chris says:

    Yay! You got the striping to continue. Cute socks.
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  6. Very cool socks
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  7. wonderwhygal says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Every time I visit your blog I find something new I want to knit.
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    • Katie says:

      Thank you! That road runs both ways! I am often adding projects I see on your blog to my queue.

  8. Carrie says:

    You have such a fab way of putting a positive spin on things.

    However, I see NOTHING wrong with muppets and rainbows.

    And those socks are awesome.
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