Space-Dyed Cashmere Socks

Pattern: School Products Sock Pattern
Yarn: School Products Space-Dyed Boucle Cashmere Sock Yarn (90% cashmere / 10% nylon), 1 skein (only $13!)
Needles: Crystal Palace DPNs, US 2
Recipient: Mom (or Grandma*)

Notes: Oh, what a long, strange sock trip it's been. I started a pair of socks for my mom back in November. That effort resulted in these (there's a whole pair, not just one, I was just too lazy to put on both for the photo):

Pictured on my feet, not hers. They're mine now, ALL MINE, I mean, unfortunately, she could not wear them because they were too small for her so I grudgingly kept them. So in December, I started a second pair with a different colorway of the same yarn. The first sock (technically the third sock) was finished promptly, but I didn't begin the second (fourth) one for ages. Finally I finished sock #4 it was, remarkably, much smaller than sock #3. So it was frogged, and sock #5 was begun. Finally, sock #3 and sock #5 are together and relatively happy, although the ankle part of #5 is longer than #3's. You can see that pair above.

To top it off, somewhere in the middle of sock #5 I misplaced the pattern I was using, so the toe decrease is probably a little different.

Anyway, strangely I'm not down on sock knitting, in fact, I feel like something of an expert after all those socks. The yarn I used is lovely, though I feel like it may begin to pill sooner than later. Here's a close up:


* I may actually end up making yet another pair of these socks for my mom, because my grandma just had surgery and is recovering in the hospital, and if Mom thinks Gma would enjoy the socks, they are going to Gma. Sorry Mom, the 92-year-old beats you out!

Posted by jess at March 4, 2005 11:20 AM

I've been eyeing that spaced dyed cashmere over at School Products for a while now. It really looks great all knitted up. Nice colors. I'm probably going to have to give it a try if I ever finish any of my five off-again, on-again WIPs. I work a couple of blocks away from School Products and I am over there WAY too much so I'm going to stay way for a few weeks. My wallet has been feeling kinda light lately and I think Alyssa, the blonde girl that works there when Berta's not around, do you know her?) is starting to think I'm a stalker or something.

Very nice job on the socks, Jess. Cashmere socks. Wow. All feet should be so lucky.


Posted by: Sandra at March 4, 2005 12:55 PM

Such a neat yarn - they look fabulous!

Posted by: Mary Beth at March 4, 2005 2:19 PM

Not only a great luxury, but a great price, too! Fabulous socks.

Posted by: Liz at March 4, 2005 3:05 PM

Kudos on the footsie fancies! My recommendation on sock knitting is to spring for an extra set of DP needles and knit both socks at the same time (well, not exactly at the same time, but do both ribbings, then do both heel turns, etc.) That way you can remember from one foot to the other, and sort of keep them matched up. It's also a blast to finish the project and have the whole pair done together! I'll show you the pair I have going on my next posting! Lucky you to have both your mom and grandmom!

Posted by: sara at March 4, 2005 4:24 PM

Whoahohoooo! Those are gorgeous! I can't wait to come to NY this May to go to School Products. I got some cashmere there last time, and I probably spent 2 hours circling through the little store. Great job! I would definitely be tempted to just keep them...

Posted by: Illanna at March 4, 2005 11:53 PM

On Craftser, you mentioned changes you made in a glittens pattern. How do I get to your glittens pattern?
I can only get your current month to come up on my computer.
I love your finished mitten and want to make them for my hunters and ice fishermen.

Posted by: Dorothy at March 5, 2005 5:54 PM

Thanks, I finally was able to get to your glittens modifications. I really appreciate you taking the time to put these on your on line journal. Dorothy

Posted by: Dorothy at March 6, 2005 3:34 PM

Those are gorgeous! Simply gorgeous.

Posted by: Lisa at March 7, 2005 7:42 AM

great job on the sox! color me jealous! ;o)

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Posted by: mortgage insurance at July 8, 2005 2:59 PM

Hi, I found your blog doing a Google search. May I ask if you needed to make any special size adjustments in the socks owing to the non-elastic nature of the cashmere? I want to make a pair of silk/cashmere socks for my mom, but I don't know if a regular sock pattern will work. Do the socks stretch out and stay that way? Any advice would be *greatly* appreciated!

Your socks are lovely, by the way.

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