I can finally unveil one of my secret projects of the recent past. These are some Staccato Socks by Veronik Avery. The pattern is from the book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns. I always squirrel away these vivid and colorful sock yarn skeins in my stash and don’t quite know what to do with them, aside from stockinette socks, to show off their gorgeousness. I really like the Staccato Socks pattern because it has an easily memorable 2-row repeat. I did alter them to be toe-up and did my favorite heel flap.
How about the yarn? It’s Manos del Uraguay Alegria in the color Macachines. It’s SOFT. The color is even more gorgeous in person. These were handed off to my friend Jenni for her birthday yesterday. They fit!
A slightly wild and crazy part of me thought I could also finish these in October, so they would count as a Socktober project, but I gave up toward the end because I was a bit weary of deadline knitting. They were finished on the 5th, in plenty of time for J’s birthday and she loves them.