Dyeing For Socks

Most people dye eggs Easter weekend and we actually do that too.  But mostly, I’ve been dyeing sock yarn this weekend.

This is sock yarn for some of my oldest and dearest internet friends, a group of women that were all pregnant together in 1998, when my third child was born.  She was my first pregnancy after the internet really got going — my first two are much older — and it was really different.  It was wonderful to have 24/7 access to a group of kindred spirits who were all in the same place in their lives.  Apparently we are all still in the same place, because we’re all going to be knitting socks together.  The stuff these gals knit is absolutely amazing.  I can’t wait to see the socks, because everyone is going to have the same yarn, a superwash Blue Faced Leicester that was the subject of lots of the dyeing in my house this weekend.  But, everyone is going to pick their own pattern, and we’ll get to see how it all knits up!

Here is the yarn, in my Purple Rain colorway.


I still haven’t selected a pattern for myself, so please, if you have any suggestions, leave them in them comments!

6 thoughts on “Dyeing For Socks

  1. Do you wear clogs at all? I do, and I’ve been wanting to make some of these socks (specifically, I like the middle pair).
    Your yarn is just beautiful, so I’m sure any pattern will turn out stunningly. Sometimes the more intricate patterns are lost with really fabulous yarn like that – maybe that is just in my head, though. For me, it’s either gorgeous yarn with a simple pattern, or simple yarn with a gorgeous pattern. I like to admire one thing at a time, I guess.

  2. With gorgeous yarn like that I would just do a simple stockinette pattern with maybe some ribbing at the cuff or a picot edging. I would let the yarn shine 🙂

  3. Oh this is truly exceptional dear!!! what fab colors!!! any sock pattern would be super!!! I know knitty has some nice ones as does Interweave Knits!!!!! lots to choose from decisions decisions!!!!!!!!! you’ll find one!!! can’t wait to see it!!
    Hugs Linda

  4. What about the Roza pattern in the most recent IK (the Grumperina pattern)? It is a brioche(sp?)/rib pattern, simple yet pretty. I made a pair using mountain colors and they are gorgeous.
    I think that would showcase the yarn well and it is pretty simple.

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