Sunday, June 01, 2008

Help me pick a pattern

I have a ton of work to finish before I take off to Halifax. I'm hoping to get some done before I leave and some more on the train to the airport. And with any luck, I won't come back with tons of yarn. Wish me strength!

In the meantime, I would like some help picking a pattern for this wonderfully bright orange sock yarn. Toe up, cuff down, it doesn't matter. I have 310 yards of this stuff, my ankles are pretty skinny, and my feet are rather small (about a US size 6.5). So there should be plenty of yarn for regular-length socks.


What would you make out of bright orange sock yarn like this?

15 comments:

Shauna said...

WOW! I am drooling over that color!

I would say a simple lace sock pattern would really show it off. Like Cookie A's Hedera, maybe?

The color is light and bright so I would go for the same with the pattern...

Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Corrina said...

I've made socks with cables running up the sides with Jitterbug (similiar yardage) for my size 10 feet with no problem. I like cables in orange.

Bonnie said...

I hadn't read the comments before I thought, "Something cheerful and summery, like Hedera." And now I see another person said Hedera, too.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

no help on the pattern since I don't knit sock. But oh yummy on the color! :)

Alma said...

Oh, that is a gorgeous colour!
Have you seen this pattern: http://www.alarmingfemale.com/knitting/free-patterns/fluke/
I think it would be both fun and perfect!

adrienne said...

I think a textured sock would be great, even though I'm completely loving simple knits right now.
Something like:
Firestarters (pdf)
or Marigold socks

I'm looking forward to seeing them all done :)

Kate said...

*fetches sunglasses*

Something cably and lacy would be nice, I think. ;-)

I don't know if you've used Lucy Neatby yarn before, but it grows a *lot* after being washed. If you have tiny wee feet, you might want to swatch to avoid ending up with giant socks that look like flippers. :-)

sgeddes said...

How about Vinnland? With a ncie solid color the pattern should show really well.
http://theanticraft.com/archive/beltane07/vinnland.htm

Maureen said...

What about the mock cable pattern? Cables would be lovely too! Good luck picking one!

Lynn said...

Orange? You want orange socks? Really?

Hm, apparently I really am staid boring. Maybe I should knit myself orange socks.

sharon said...

firestarters

Larjmarj said...

Something textured and cabley.

Love the color!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Well, the first two that jumped in my head were Fawkes and Embossed Leaves! But after reading the comments, Marigold or Hedera would be sooooo pretty!

Have fun!

cpurl17 said...

I vote for Fawkes or Firestarter or Hedera...or I'm no help!!

p.s. Better bring an extra suitcase to Halifax

pyewacketsid said...

Pomatomous (sp?) would make them Goldfish Socks. You could be a mermaid.