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In Which the Pirate Gets Stripy.

Hooray! I have a new pair of socks!


I started the Tiger socks at the beginning of the year and now I’ve finished them just in time for fall. They’re a pretty standard 64-stitch sock, knit from Opal “Rainforest” yarn in the hard-to-find Tiger colourway. I bought two balls of it from a Raveler in Australia, if I remember correctly, way back in 2009! The white toes are knit with Valley Yarns Huntington that I bought at WEBS in January.

Usually, I try to make striped socks match each other. That just wasn’t possible in this case as the stripes were completely uneven – and towards the toe of the first sock, there’s a weird extra orange stripe in there. I don’t know how that happened; there wasn’t a knot or anything. But hey, real tigers aren’t always perfectly striped either.

Eventually, the other ball of Tiger yarn will become socks for Michael (though I think his will also have white cuffs, else we’ll never be able to tell our socks apart). There’s enough left over from the first ball to make a pair of fingerless gloves for myself, too!

2 Responses

  1. Mary-Anne says:

    Love the socks. I never try to match the stripes, so I love the fraternal socks. Cool colourway for sure.

  2. Renee Anne says:

    I long ago gave up trying to have matched socks. I figure if the dyelots were matched (or they came from the same ball), it was good enough for me :)

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