Mountain Colors Bearfoot Sock
It's been wonderful knitting my first sock with this yarn:
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:
You can get yours from Amy at Good to Be Girl.