Friday, August 15, 2014

One Last Couplet Roundup

It's amazing to me that the Couplet KAL is already over—where did the time go? Well, I know everybody in the KAL wasn't wasting their knitting time—lots of beautiful socks were made and we all learned good stuff from each other about yarns we love, cast-on methods we like, etc.

Today I thought I'd share a few more Couplets, some that are still in progress and some that are finished. This was a "no pressure" KAL, with prizes awarded for participating rather than for FOs. It seemed like a relaxed way to approach a summer KAL, when vacations and kids being at home and the lure of outdoor activities can interrupt our usual knitting pace. 

Heather (afeistyknitter) is making the "without lace" version with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight. I love the name of the colorway—Deep Unrelenting Gray. It's just perfect, and so are her socks.

Judi (jsoule) made the lace version and used the same yarn I used for the original pair: Periwinkle Sheep in Gold Rush. She just finished hers up last night. They look great, don't they?

 Purple and pink seemed to be popular colors for Couplet. Julie (jchant) is knitting up hers in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Violeta colorway.

Julia (9crafty11) chose a purple as well. She reports that they're having a cold snap in her neck of the globe (Brisbane, Australia), so she's already been wearing her Couplets! She made the lace version in the larger of the pattern's two sizes and shortened the leg by working fewer repeats of the texture pattern. Her yarn? SofTrope Sock in the Viola colorway.

Another Julia (BangersAndMash) knit the lace version in a striking variegated blue colorway of MadelineTosh Sock called Spectrum. Like the other Julia, she modified the pattern to get the shorter leg length she prefers by working two fewer repeats of the texture pattern.

And I'm still plugging along on my second pair, which are a gift for the model. I had thought I could work at a leisurely pace and finish them in early fall. But lately the mornings here in western Mass. have been so cool, I feel like maybe I should speed up. She might want to wear them sooner than later.

Couplet socks in progress

The next Blue Peninsula KAL starts Monday, September 1. This time we're doing neckwear—cowls, scarves, and shawls. Some details (including prize photos) are already up on Ravelry if you're curious. I'll write more about it soon; in the meantime, you can see some pattern ideas here.

Have a beautiful weekend!

1 comment:

9crafty11 said...

It's been great seeing all the different ones being made, & think all of them have made wonderful choices in yarn!! It was a great KAL!!