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Mountain Colors Bearfoot Sock

It's been wonderful knitting my first sock with this yarn:

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I've swatched it before on 2.25mm needles and it was too dense. For me, this yarn behaves best with a 2.75mm needle. I'm already a huge fan of Mountain Colors yarns, but hadn't had an opportunity to knit a sock using this Mountain Colors Bearfoot until last week.

The basic sock pattern is my own -- 64 stitches with K2P2 ribbing for the leg and stockinette for the foot. The stockinette portion is where I really fell in love with the colorway. I envision a scarf or sweater for myself with this color in their 4/8ths worsted weight wool (someday). I've used the Mountain Colors 4/8ths wool in Ruby River, Indian Corn and Tango for 3 different multidirectional scarves -- the yarn knits up so quickly and wonderfully.

Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock is still a close contender for my sock-knitting heart, however. Both sock yarns are nicely unique and enjoyable.

I also have to share my fun new "peas in pod" stitch markers:

I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but I can't wait! They're not only cute, they're beautifuly constructed and presented in a labeled tin:

Stitch Markers from Amy

You can get yours from Amy at Good to Be Girl.

Comments

Oh these socks are great! I will have to check out that yarn. THe peas in the pod are sooooo cute! You find the cutest things! I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG LOOK!

glad they arrived safely :)

i love that mountain colors colorway. i am working with one now that is a little too bright for my tastes, but the yarn is wonderful.

have a great day!
-amy

Oooooh... which color is that Mountain Colors yarn? I have two skeins waiting in the wings for me already - I just love petting it. It is so fabulous!

Which Bearfoot colorway is that? It's lovely. And fun stitch markerS!

Which Bearfoot colorway is that? I love it.

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