... is the theme Zen Yarn Garden chose for their premiere pattern collection and designers were asked to design pieces inspired by the great impressionist painters. And well, there are just so many paintings with water, on which wind and sun create ripples and shadows, that an idea formed in my head right away. And why not turn the idea into the project I like to knit best? So...
please say hello to the Composition Socks, my contribution to Zen Yarn Garden's The Impressionist Colleciton.
Knitted in Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering weight. a soft blend of 90 % merino with 10% nylon added for durability in the stunning colourway Eternity, the socks appear like a detail in Monet's Houses of Parliaments series.
The Composition Socks are knit cuff down with an all-over lace pattern, reminiscent of the wind rippling the surface of water. The hybrid fleegle heel is integrated in theleg, i.e. heel flap and gusset are worked in the round together with the leg. The used stitch pattern works very well with tonal variegated yarns. The socks are mismatched in that the ripples slant in different directions for a more random look. The pattern includes three sizes to fit 17.75 (20.25, 22.75) cm [7 (8, 9)”] leg circumference and it comes with charts and also written instructions.
Do you consider knitting a pair of composition socks? The individual pattern is available from Ravelry, here, and there are also kits with pattern and yarn available from the Zen Yarn Garden website, here. The kits are offered at 15% off for a limited time (through May 31, 2019), with the use of the coupon code IMPRESSIONIST15.