Thursday, October 25, 2012

On the needles/socktober fest a day early

Tomorrow is a busy day for me so I am posting a day early.  Hopefully by this time tomorrow, I will have finished the sock I am working on and made some good progress on the second sock in the pair.

I finished pair #2 of the Opal Socktober Fest Challenge.  I'm very pleased with the results.  This is a sock sport yarn and a little heavier then others I have made.  They will keep me toasty and feel great with my tennis shoes.  I used the Jeck sock pattern by Regina Satta, which was free on Ravelry.

I went back to the Simple SKYP pattern by Adrienne Ku (free on Ravelry) for my #3 pair of Opal socks.  This red and purple yarn is lighter then the sport yarn.  I tried 2 other patterns but there was such poor definition that I resorted to SKYP again.

There are some vague white spots throughout the yarn which add some unexpected pops of color.

Check out the other knitting projects at Patchwork Times.


  1. Love the socks! I have several skeins of Opal that are kinda splotchy and I think Skyp might be a good match for them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Great socks! Jeck and Skyp are on my list.........

  3. Great looking socks. Love the Skyp pattern - need to do Jeck.