My Leftover Blackberry Truffle socks are done!!!
These are 68 stitch toe up vanilla sock with a slip stitch heel. I used sock yarn in blackberry truffle leftover from my Jacoby Mitts. I only had 60 grams so I split it into two 30 gram ankle socks.
I had a little issue with the ankle ribbing being too big on the first sock. It gapped horribly. So I decreased down to 60 stitches from 68 after the heel on the second sock and it worked beautifully. But that meant I had to rip back and redo sock #1, grumble grumble.
But grumbling aside I have another FO and shortie socks ready for winter! And I can’t stop looking at the gorgeous pops of color. This yarn is a favorite!!
After two days of all day training I have made some progress on my Leftover Blackberry sock. I’ve turned the heel and started the leg!
I know, I was going to work on my Training Socks but they were just too bulky to tuck into my special yarn pocket. What, you’ve never seen a special yarn pocket?
Okay maybe it wasn’t designed for knitting but it’s a small discreet way to hold my yarn and sock without being obvious. And believe me knitting was necessary to stay awake during hours and hours of lecture style “class”.
And we are back at it today….yay?! Maybe I can have finished socks by the weekend?
I finished my Jacoby mitts and posted yesterday. I only used 40 grams of yarn out of 100 total. That meant I have 60 grams of yummy yarn goodness leftover. I considered making another pair of gloves. But my brain wanted a change up. So I thought why not split the leftovers into two balls and knit two toe-up socks until I run out of yarn. I’m thinking my basic 68 stitch vanilla sock worked from the inside of the ball with afterthought heel worked from the outside of the ball. That way I can finish the heel and maximize my leftovers. And to make sure I’d get a start on this during Jellybean’s nap time I weighed and wound up the leftovers, pulled. the correct needles, and got everything including notions pulled into one project bag.
I have no excuse to start these ASAP right? What do you do with your leftovers?
My Jacoby Mitts are finito! They are snug without being too tight. The yarn is a superwash merino/nylon base so I’m hoping they stand up well with no pilling as I type and work. On a side but related note….how hard is it to take good pictures of your hands? Lol, I had to have the hubby help! Even then one hand would appear smaller/larger in the photo unless I kept my hands spaced correctly.
I used a free pattern and yarn from my stash. A win for this girl! Not mention the instant gratification of a quick project! I absolutely adore the pops of deep purple, blues and bits of white that appear. Very much like the blackberries I used to pick in my Grandparent’s garden.
Pattern: Jacoby from Berroco
Yarn: Cloudlover Sock yarn in Blackberry Truffle
Needles: Size US 1 8″ Addi Turbo circular needle
Size: 60 stitches as per pattern
Mods: Lengthened the arm portion and finger portion to add cover more of my wrists and fingers.
These worked up easily and quickly on my circs. I am going to keep this pattern in mind for quick and easy gifts for birthday and holidays. My sister make like a pair maybe? And the best part is that this is not my only FO this week….stay tuned….
One mitt is in the books! This worked up crazy fast, which is good because I don’t have a lot of knitting time these days.
I love how something all scrunched up (below) can turn into loveliness (above). God bless ribbing!
I did do some mods like knitting an extra inch off the arm portion. I wanted something that would tuck up under my sleeves. The thumb opening is tight but not uncomfortable. Someone warned me about this so I was nervous. And I knit the hand portion until it covered my knuckles. I’m super happy!
I even made sure to cast on the second mitt before this filtered to the bottom of my knitting bag. This yarn makes my heart go pitter patter so I doubt these take long to finish!
I’m taking the warnings seriously that my new office will be frigid this winter. I had empty needles from my rainbow vanilla socks so I wanted to start some fingerless mitts to have as my “car” knitting.
I scanned my queue and came up with the Jacoby mitts from berroco.
Photo credit @ Berroco
I dug through my stash and found some Cloudlover sock yarn in blackberry truffle that I got as stash enhancement back during #sockswithsarah in January.
The yarn is dark and I’m glad these are gloves. I don’t think I could have managed full on socks with all that dark yarn and tiny stitches.
My husband laughed at me for starting gloves in July but when you have abbreviated knitting time, what’s a girl to do?