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fo : zimtschnecke socks

I finished this project in 2018, but am still so in love with it that I have to give it the attention it deserves. This was my second go at Campbell’s pattern. I adored it the first time, but was frustrated with the yarn I used. This sock pattern deserved another chance.

pattern : Show-off Stranded Socks by Anne Campbell
yarn : Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball® Crazy in Zimtschnecke
needle : US1 / 2.25mm
size : 10”

Show-off Stranded Socks is available for free on Ravelry. The slipped stitchwork makes variegated yarn blend well without looking garish. A fantastic choice for skeins that look great as skeins but…not reliably great when knit up.

P1288844-2.jpgMy favorite part of the pattern would have to be the gusset stitches, by far. Campbell offers several options for patterns here, like garter, stockinette or reverse stockinette. I went with the seed stitch, which for its tedium gets a lovely result. Besides, it’s just a gusset. I didn’t mind the alternating K1P1 at all.P1288846-2.jpg

The yarn for this was much more comfortable to use than the thread-core Regia Hand-Dye Effect. It’s a SchoppelWolle Crazy Zauberball that I purchased at the Nifty Knitter in Issaquah, WA. It’s loosely spun for a plushy feel, without suffering much on the durability front. And those colors!!!

High from a freshly bound-off FO, I bought a second skein of the Zimschnecke to make a gift pair. With this stranded sock pattern again? Maybe not. I’d like to watch the yarn do its own thing with a simpler vanilla or rib pattern instead. But we’ll see.

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