American Wool Series

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WIP: Oh, theeese socks

Years ago, I purchased two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Chocolate and Devon to knit a pair of socks with contrasting cuffs, heels, and toes. I took the yarn home, wound it into balls, and it sat in my project box waiting to be cast on.

During my annual New Year's Day stash overhaul, I found the two little cakes in the bottom of my cedar chest and decided that this was the year that these socks would materialize. They're the perfect project for social knitting - a plain vanilla sock with a little bit of interest  - and I'm very happy with how they're turning out. The last few weeks they've been on the back burner as I complete a couple of test knits but I'm eager to get back to them and finally have these socks on my feet rather in than in my stash.


  1. I too, have been finding treasures in my deep stash. Funny enough, it was some Lorna's as well!
    These socks are fantastic already.

  2. Another deep stash diver of Lorna's! I just finished a cowl with two skeins of shepherd sport. It feels so good to use the yarn I bought years ago and I feel lucky to still like the color. I love that light blue for your socks.

  3. I am an absolute sucker for plain vanilla socks with contrasting cuffs, heels and toes. I call them "Subversive Executive" socks, and I'm working on a gray and red pair at this very moment. What a wonderful color combination you have here!

  4. I like those colours as contrast for each other. I've never knit with Lorna's laces but was tempted the other day to buy some of their sock yarn. Would you recommend it?