13 Knit for Me

I usually limit myself to two to three WIP’s. However, I’m itchin’ to cast on more projects ever since two KAL’s caught my eye on Ravelry. I figure why limit myself? Why make myself wait so long? One of the KAL’s would have me work on two items for myself:

The first item I debated on whether or not to start because technically I had to finish the teenager’s socks, but I felt I was in a place of her sock where it would be necessary to bring out tools and where I had to fiddle around with DPN’s.

So Saturday night after packing, I decided I was going to cast on another sock WIP. I chose this ball of yarn dyed (the colorway, Carousel, on her House Blend No. 1 base) by Little Skein in the Big Wool that I had bought at STITCHES West 2017 since Disneyland was our first stop and since this colorway was actually inspired by the carousel scene in Mary Poppins.

The color is an extremely light lavender with specks of deeper purple, indigo, and fushia. The base is MCN (merino, cashmere, & nylon).

I cast on with US 2 (2.75 mm) bamboo DPN’s and then switched to US 1 (2.25 mm) DPN’s to start the cuff in a twisted, 3×2 rib.

While a little was done at the airport, I didn’t get much knitting done while exploring the theme parks. I did bring my knitting on the first day of Disneyland but it was too hot to knit. I ended up leaving it at the hotel. I got the most knitting done poolside on the cuff where a grandmother who had taken her granddaughters on holiday with their grandfather noticed immediately when I started knitting. She and her older granddaughter guessed I was knitting a sock and loved the color.

I did knit in the car while on our way home Sunday. I got the last, two rounds of the cuff and 10 rounds of the leg done. I’m using the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes which is a popular, free sock pattern. I’m modifying it a bit since I’ve cast on 60 stitches and knitted a 3 (knit stitches) x 2 (purl stitches) cuff. To keep the purls in the same place, I’m knitting ten stitches and then purling twice, six times. It’s easy knitting and almost like vanilla (mindless) knitting.

Okay, now I need your help!

I want to knit Purlbreak by Stephen West. The sample on his project page and most knitters knitted Color B in three skeins of a light, a medium, and a dark contrasting color. Here is most of my sock yarn stash:

I find it easy to pair two skeins but hard to add a third. Can you come up with a trio of skeins for Color B for me? This is the first hurdle I have to get through. Once this is decided I can figure out what solid color to use/buy for Color A. I guess if push comes to shove I can just use two instead of three variegated skeins since technically, if I were to use three colors I would only use half of each. Hmmm, if no one can come up with a trio then maybe I’ll even ask Mr. West for his help!

Okie doke. I was going to wait to publish this Wednesday morning but WTHeck? Just do it, Stef. Thank you in advance for your help. TTYS.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Marsha Noce says:

    14, 9, 5………i think those would becontrasting enough to pop the shawl and yet not make anyone nauseous lol. I real like the new socks. The colorway is lovely and in my favorite color palette.

    I also read your travel post. How much fun it sounds like you had. Very busy but the memories are well worth it.

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  2. Those socks are beautiful and that shawl is going to fabulous

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  3. I love the color of your socks and the pattern seems a perfect vanilla but not just plain vanilla. For your shawl I like 9 and 6 together, but I’m not sure I see the third color to compliment these two. 11, 12 and 18 would probably make a very warm, sunny combo. I’m envious of your sock yarns :), they are gorgeous!!!

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  4. MrsMcD918 says:

    Thanks for bringing the My Sister’s Knitter KAL to my attention! I have a skein of yarn I’ve been looking for a project for-now I’m going to cast on a simple cowl for the KAL!

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  5. 5 6 and 13 would be my picks. But I’m a green and purple kind of gal 🙂

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  6. No help from me, but you know I don’t knit.

    Missed your travel post. Must look for it.

    Glad you had a great time and are home safely again.

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  7. Patty Magyar says:

    The cuffs look yummy!

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  8. oh IM bad at this but 3, 15, 10. I have a color chart that shows you how to add pop to what your colors are. I’ll check it as soon as I remember where I put it

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  9. I have this thing about purple and aqua against one another that I love.

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  10. autumngeisha says:

    The pretty purples in 4,5,6 would be fun against a silver/grey main color. I knitted the daybreak shawl many years ago and it’s still one of my favorite projects. Purlbreak looks just as fun.

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  11. I think some pretty good combos have already been identified 🙂 It really depends on which way do you want it to go? I like all the options presented. I adore the sock color. I’ll have to see if I have that pattern in my queue already. I also loved seeing your travel pics. Looks like your family enjoyed the trip too.

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  12. aaahhh!!! Your blog reminds me of something I don’t have a time to do… Crafting is like my second fave thing after reading but while writing the first draft in my novel, I feel like I have to give my all to it. And whenever I’m tempted to start anything crafting, I’d think I won’t be able to finish it anyway and that it will be a long time before I have the time to continue.

    Ugh.. Sorry, I’m kinda whining.. hehe.. I really miss crafting. I’m glad you’re doing the things you love. Enjoy your day always. 🙂

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