“About her feet in wide vessels of green and brown earthenware, white water lilies were floating, so she seemed to be enthroned in the midst of a pool.” (Lord of the Rings, Chapter VII)
So this pattern was introduced in homage to Goldberry, daughter of the River, and I decided to have some fun with the theme…
I slipped these babies on, and instantly my sock knitting mojo returned in full force!!
What is it about a finished sock that causes such a thrill!?
The pattern, Withywindle, is absolutely perfect for highly variegated yarn, just as Claire Ellen intended. I really love what the stitch pattern has done to the colours.
The pattern is intended to be for yoga socks, but because I don’t do yoga, I converted them into normal socks. My mods:
- I put toes on the socks.
- I may have added one more repeat of garter stitch after the single ribbing. I just liked it, no particular reason.
- I made the heel a “sturdy heel” (slip one, knit one).
- I did not repeat the garter stitch section before the toe.
The yarn is in the colourway Plumberry Ambrosia, a merino/nylon base from Needlefood, which is sadly no longer in operation. For comparative purposes, you can see it here in the skein, along with the other two colours I got with it. I remember the day I received this yarn. The package came in the mail just before I left for work, so I took the skeins to work with me rather than go back into the house and leave them there. I photographed them bright and beautiful in the early morning sun while waiting for the bus to arrive. I wonder what people thought!? 😉
I am glad I have found the perfect pattern to do the final skein justice!