I haven’t got much for you today. But here is one Lacy Rib sock, hot off the needles.
I really really like this alpaca sock yarn. Several of you had questions about it.
I don’t think it will felt in the wash, because it’s 20% nylon. Last year I knitted a pair of socks from an alpaca/nylon blend that I’ve machine washed and dried several times, and they survived those ordeals beautifully.
Despite being mostly alpaca, this yarn seems to have a nice elasticity. Well, it is 20% merino wool, so that gives it some springiness.
Also, the pattern I noodled up for it is a particularly stretchy lace rib, so that adds a lot of bounce.
I think this patterns look particularly well in a variegated yarn, too.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my Asparagus Ribs Socks. This pattern will be available for sale in the near future. I plan on offering up all my Summer of Socks socks eventually.
Okay, that’s it for today — I am beyond tired. I think I’ll try to go nap with Lucy.