Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Raucous Bacchus

Pattern: Bacchus Socks, by Alice Bell, from Interweave Knits Fall 2008
Yarn: 2 hanks of Koigu KPPPM, dye code 180099

This is my debut into sock knitting territory, and I have to say I'm rather pleased.
It's nice to follow a pattern that's so well-written and understandable - even to an uninitiated sockmaker like me!

These sweeties appeal to me on a few levels, not the least of which being the grapey/wine vibe I get from the yarn and the bobbles n' "vines". I've long been a sock yarn purchaser, and now have the confidence to use the yarn for what it's maker originally intended.

My rebellious sock yarn purchasing days are (almost, and sort of partially) over!


Julie said...

cute socks! what yarn did you use?

Erin Wallace said...

Cool socks! Have to say that I'm not a fan of knitting bobbles, but they look so great when everyone else knits them (including you)!

Sophy said...

i love them! that's a great pair for a first sock.

Ellen said...

These are wonderful! The Koigu was such a perfect yarn choice. :)

Hilary said...

Ok, that is pretty darn impressive for your first foray into sock knitting. All those bobbles and such? Gorgeous!!

LittleCanoe said...

Love love love!!!! You are WAY ahead of me!