FO: Eula

I’ve been frustrated that this winter hasn’t been as cold as I would like.  A good, sharp frost and a spell of freezing weather is the best excuse for knitwear I know.  And handknitted socks are the most comforting thing in a cold snap – your feet get a custom made woolly hug.  And if I have warm feet I am much less likely to feel the cold.

Next up in my A-Z of socks by Rachel Coopey is Eula.  In classic Coop Knits style, these feature a mirrored twisted stitch design of branching cables and diamonds.  After the plain lace of Decca it was great to get back to something with a bit more challenge to it.

The yarn is Swell Ewe Sock by Ginger’s Hand Dyed, an 80/20 merino/nylon blend.  The colour is called Breakfast With Ginger – a gorgeous Tiffany blue that is gloriously cheerful.  It’s slightly greener than is showing up in these pictures.  I found two skeins of it in someone’s destash on eBay at a silly price.  (which means I have one going spare if anyone wants to take it off my hands.)  It’s a high twist yarn, which I’ve decided I’m not much of a fan of.  I think I much prefer a traditional plied yarn – it feels nicer to work with and gives good stitch definition, even if a high twist yarn is supposedly harder wearing.

 

 

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