Mom’s favorite thing of all to knit was socks. Many of you were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn sock knitting from this woman who was truly a master. She rivaled the top experts in our industry in about every area of knitting technique.
Any time we needed a sock sample knit, mom would snatch up the yarn and go to town – often creating her own design. I rarely got to knit socks for this reason. Socks were her domain. When she passed away last spring, what was on her needles? A sock.
When the funky self striping socks first became the rage, mom was one of those knitters who would go to great lengths to make sure they matched EXACTLY. Random wasn’t her thing.
When this new sock yarn from Schoppel Wolle was introduced this fall, I knew we had to have it.
Introducing Das Paar. Two 50gm skeins are wound separately from the same starting point so that you will have socks that match. They are packaged together in one 100gm hank, making two separate socks that match EXACTLY. Non-random sock knitters rejoice!
If you do not have our Basic Socks pattern, you are missing out. It isn’t just a pattern on how to make a sock. Mom included lots of information on how to make a sock that FITS, along with her unique technical know-how. The socks shown above obviously weren’t knitted from mom’s pattern, hers always looked nicer than that. I nabbed the pic from Schoppel Wolle because I haven’t had time to knit a pair of socks since the yarn arrived.
Today I feel like sharing mom’s love of sock knitting with you, so I’m giving away one skein of Das Paar along with our Basic Socks pattern. Simply let me know which color you’d like to win, you can see the colors here. If you have a great memory of mom to share that would be great too. I’ll randomly select one lucky winner, you have until midnight tonight.
In the new year I want to find the time to revamp many of the instructional videos mom made, including sock knitting. My list of things to do is a mile long, and my boat is so overloaded it is a wonder I’m still afloat. Hoping that 2017 is the year to catch up!