Yes, I know, it’s still a while till Midsummer day – time enough to knit a pair of socks. For example my Titania Socks, published in the current issue 48 of Knit Now.
When I think of Midsummer I immediately think of fairies, probably because as kid I had a story book about flower fairies in which they had a ball at Midsummer’s night. I just loved the illustrations of the fairies in their colourful, lustrous clothes and these socks were designed with his book in mind. I imagine the fairies would like to wear these socks, knit in Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn in ‘Misty Woods’, a BFL yarn with added silk for a nice sheen.
My prototype was knit in Fleece Artist Sea Wool, a blend from merino and seacell, and even though I know that this yarn isn’t perfect for socks, I couldn’t resist to use it. In my opinion the silverish colour and the sheen were the perfect match for the stitch pattern that made me think of fairy wings.
Do you want to win the yarn to make a pair of Titania Socks as shown in Knit Now? Leave a comment before Sunday, June 7th, 2014 and tell me what Midsummer makes you think of and with a bit of luck you’ll win two skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn in ‘Misty Woods’ for your very own fairy socks.