I’ve been in a girly mood lately. Can you tell? Smocking, lace, eyelets, picot. It’s so girly it’s almost too sweet.
The yarn — Hand Jive Knits’ Nature’s Palette Sock Yarn in the colorway Odd Duck #1 (Odd Duck indicates their variegated colorways). I bought this yarn at the Stitches 2005. A true stash yarn.
The pattern is something I made up as I went along. I knew I wanted the smocking, and then I wanted some eyelets, then some lace, and finally a picot trim (which isn’t quite sewn down all the way yet). Here’s a closeup of the top half of the leg. I’m very happy with how the different stitch patterns work with each other. The lattice reduces the stretch though, so the sock has about 10 more stitches than normal to compensate.
True knitter that I am, I finished knitting the sock on Monday, but it’s remained in this partially-hemmed state since then. This is one of the rare moments when I think knitting a sock cuff-down is better — no picot edge to sew down, and kitchner is way more fun.
17 thoughts on “So Sweet”
Wow! That is such a pretty sock. I love the colour.
Now you gotta knit the other sock right?
Mmmm. That colorway is yummy–I love how speckled it is. And, it goes perfectly with the blog, too.
So, so sweet. I see a few resolutions coming to life in just one project!
love it! the smocking works great with the varigation
Very Cute Sock!! Love the colorway too!
girly! but i LOVE it.
go, stash knittin’, go!
Wow! That is just gorgeous, Jody!
Lovely!! Can you knit down the picot edge? I think Kristi the Fiber Fool did a comparison of all the picot edge variations a few month ago – can’t remember what the verdict was…
oh they are very pretty. I love them. Good work!
They are fabulous! Will you be making the pattern available to us mere mortals that can’t design our own?
I love it – the smocking is so beautiful!!
What a lovely sock! The smocking is gorgeous.
that is so pretty – and girly! love smocking. after i did my smocked sweater, i want to make it in a pair of socks.
oh wow jody! these are so cute! pity i am not such a great sock knitter or else i could be tempted.
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