Sock-knitting OMGPosted: June 24, 2008
Remember Kaffe Fassett’s fabulous Design Line colourways for Regia sock yarn? Six different colour combinations which knit up either in stripes (“landscape”) or marl (“mirage”)?
I’m making a pair of socks for my father in mirage earth:
Well, seems Regia have just released a new set of yarns by Kaffe Fassett – Design Line Exotic Colors.
Six new palettes, and just look at how they knit up.
“Self-striping” seems an inadequate term for that patterning.
I wonder whether the box shown on this site is for shop display purposes or a kit for purchase containing two balls of each colourway. Unfortunately I don’t speak a word of German so can’t understand the text on the page, but the latter wouldn’t surprise me at all given the popularity of the first edition and the fact that it is being sold in complete sets (although not in wooden boxes – and no cheaper per ball than buying them individually).
Also I’ve just discovered that it’s possible to buy transparent wellington boots in order to ensure that the beauty of your hand-knitted socks is not obscured even in wet weather. OMG.