Some of us finished our socks in the Hulst KAL, and some didn't—but either way, we had a good time knitting and sharing summer recipes. The range of colors and yarns was inspiring! Everything from bright greens to deep browns to buttery yellows.
Remember Brenda of End of the Row yarns, who I interviewed back in May? She's so speedy she made not one but two pairs of Hulst. The first was in her 80/20 sock yarn, in the My Favorite Martian colorway:
The second was in her Platinum BFL base, in a colorway she calls On the Edge:
End of the Row Yarns proved to be popular for this KAL. Susan (suzygirl) knit hers in Brenda's Winter Sage colorway:
Brenda wasn't the only one to knit two pair—so did Nadia (tricoteuse007)! First she knit a lovely women's pair in Woolen Rabbit Pearl:
Then she created a men's version by working the back-of-leg faux-cable stitch on the front and eliminating the lace. She used the Raven colorway of Woolen Rabbit Harmony—a great color for a man's sock. I loved how it worked out and hope other knitters will give Nadia's modification a try.
Ruth's Hulsts were definitely the sunniest socks in the KAL. She knit hers in the Butterscotch colorway of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply:
Another beautiful color in the KAL was a soft lavender-grey called Haze. This pair was knit by Lu Ann (wanny) in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock:
Heather (afeistyknitter) didn't finish her socks, but for a very good reason—she's got lots of other projects to finish for her October wedding. She chose an acid green colorway of Periwinkle Sheep yarn called Antidote for her Hulsts (it matches her engagement ring). She also contributed some excellent recipes, including a cooler called Summer in a Glass.
Due to a couple of secret projects. I didn't finish my own Hulsts—knit in Into the Whirled Gloucester Sock. But now that I've put one big project in the mail, I definitely plan to spend more time on them:
Thank you very much for reading—hope to see you in the next Blue Peninsula KAL!