Yarn-Over, Ligature… Same Difference.
lig·a·ture [lig-uh-cher, -choor] noun. — Printing. a character or type combining two or more letters. (Yarn overs aren't all that different)

At first I absolutely hated this yarn. I wasn’t very fond of the colour-way, it wasn’t all that great to work with, and none of the first three sock patterns I tried wanted to work.

It might have helped, if I had worked with the yarn, instead of against it. This yarn is not stretchy, and so it is very unforgiving. The fourth sock attempt, I chose a pattern that specifically mentions that it is stretchy, and this finished product is absolutely lovely. These socks are pretty, comfortable, and actually really nice. I’ve completely turned around on how I feel about this yarn. I actually love how it feels on my feet, and the colours are really quite nice. I now feel bad about how much I thought I didn't like it at first, and am sad I'm giving these socks away. Now I want a pair for me!

The (Not So) Hellish Socks (rav link)
Pattern: Go With the Flow Socks by Evelyn A. Clark (edesigns on ravelry)
Source: (book) Favorite Socks : 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave by Ann Budd and Anne Merrow
Recipient: My Mom
Occasion: Christmas 2008
Started: September 9, 2008
Completed: September 29, 2008

Yarn: Just under 2 skeins of Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Socka in Brown variegated
Needles: US 1 / 2.25mm


  1. betseydoodle said...
    I just sent you a ravelry email about a knitgathering today @ 11am...

    BTW - the socks do rock
    Sinéad said...

    Thanks for your lovely comment about My Mam and Dad. We will work something out soon hopefully.
    Your socks are gorgeous, I love the heathery/autumnal colours of the yarn
    Vivi said...
    The socks came out lovely and your mom is a lucky lady!

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