It’s been a while since I’ve posted an FO. So let’s put that right. Here are my Narcissa Socks.
The pattern is from Knitting Wizardry, which is the UK title of a book of patterns inspired by Harry Potter. The book was a birthday present from a friend of mine. When I saw these socks, and that the pattern was by Rachel Coopey – one of my favourite sock knitting designers – I knew they were the first thing I wanted to make from the book.
The complicated lace pattern – and the rash of baby knitting I’ve had to do recently – means these socks took longer to make than I was hoping. I cast them on in May last year, and finished them early in April. (That’s nearly a whole year for a pair of socks!)
Plus they’re right and left-footed, with a column of twisted stitches running down the outside of each foot.
The yarn is a beautiful variegated skein of Posh Elinor, in a colourway called Time, Gentlemen Please. I love the mix of bold blues, with touches of purples and browns in there too. I’ve had it in my stash for a while, waiting for the perfect project.
Now I just need to work out what to make from the book next.