I’ve joined one so far and the theme was sock yarn for non-sock knitters. Perfect for me. I love sock yarn, but am not a fan of knitting socks.
Ya know the whole knit for months and then put them on my feet…where they could touch the dirty floor? Oh no – not on my watch.
I’ve knit socks, but these socks have never seen the soles of my feet. So, what do I do with them? Hmmm. I carry them around. I look at them. I marvel at them. I wonder how I made something so complicated. I still don’t know how they were made. Just followed the tutorial and whamo! Socks appeared. They’re nothing special, just basic ribbed socks, but to me they are a wonder of engineering. And I made them.
Wear them on my feet? Never.
Remind people that I knit these socks? Constantly.
Anyway, I digress. The first project in my Dyed-Delights Sock Yarn Club was the Aronia Cowl with the nupp option instead of the beaded option.
“What the hell is a nupp?” Well, it’s a bobble. A bobble is a three dimensional design element similar to a bump. It’s supposed to stick up from the fabric and it creates a cool pattern with textured interest.
I was told to steer away from the nupps. Go with the beads the wise knitter who already knit this pattern said. Against sound been there done that advice. I went with the nupps. The yarn was a hand dyed sock yarn 50% merino wool and 50% silk. The yarn is gorgeous and soft as butter, but the sock weight yarn just didn’t have the umpf to hold the nupp in a raised position.
I still love the way it came out and the yarn is just gorgeous. The Pigeon Roof Studios, 4 ply yarn in the lichen hand dyed colorway is beautiful.
Take a look.
You can just barely make out the nupps in the above picture.
Very cute. Love the green. Love the lace pattern.
This cowl will be going to someone who really needs her.