Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sock Yarn



I have often pondered over what a sweater would be like knitted in yarn meant for socks. I came across this lovely hand dyed merino sock yarn and decided to give it a shot. This is what I did with it. I really like these colours.

33 comments:

Rainy from Oregon said...

Colin,

That is just beautiful - SOOO colorful and yet subtle.

Great Job !
Loraine

Lisaki said...

Wow, Colin, that's a beautiful sweater! I love the colours. Well done :) I also love your aran pattern. Can't wait to see the final project.

Anonymous said...

Nice enough jumper but colours don't really suit as looks tooooooo eyesore.

Beverley said...

That sweater looks really great Colin. Please tell me you knitted this on the machine LOL

anno said...

the sweater is gorgeous, Colin. it must have taken forever! how much yarn did it take?

anna said...

Beautiful, beautiful sweater. Love the colors too!

Anna

Anonymous said...

Very nice - good idea!

Judy

Anonymous said...

Colin,



For shame on you! That is a beautiful sweater! However, you left out all the details!!! How many sts/inch did you get? What size is the sweater? How long did it take you? Was it all one piece or did you have to do seaming? What was the pattern?



It is beautiful. I would love to do a sweater like that, however, with my ample figure it would take me years…and years…and years…



Hugs,

tammy

Sandra said...

Yes, it really IS gorgeous! Must have taken a while to do :-) You've inspired me to make a jumper for my little boy using some of these wonderful yarns.

Monika said...

This Pullover looks fantastic!

Jill Schaefer said...

Very nice! (My favorite is still the tunic you posted pics of June 25th though. :-)

Anonymous said...

It must have cost a fortune to do as that yarn is very expensive, even to make a pair of socks.
Agnes

k is for krista said...

Gorgeous! You have inspired me. Maybe a little corny, but I think I'll try self-striping...And such teeny gauge!

Sonja said...

Love those colors, Colin. That is a great looking
sweater. It reminds me of a sweater I hand knit for
one on my boys when they were small.

Anonymous said...

Nice sweater again, Colin. The yarn reminds me very much of some that were very popular in the '70s but this is much nicer as the ones in the 70s were apt to make huge zig-zag type patterns unless you knitted alternately from two balls.

Lovely colours, do you know who dyed the yarn?

Judy said...

LOVED the sock yarn sweater
so pretty!!!!

Linda said...

Hello.
Everything you touch turns into a piece of art. It is another beautiful sweater.
You made me jealous.
Happy knitting.
Linda

Michael said...

Colin,

your work is just awesome. You are so talented. I like your results with the sock yarn. I also like your Aran pattern and the raglan you knot

michael

Cherry Rolfe said...

Bilmey Colin, that gorgeous jumper caused a stir in Blogland! Cheeky Minx that Anonymouse who said it was 'nice enough' Nice enough to eat me thinks. Yum yum! Get into your experimental lab right now and break some more new ground (as you can tell I have been in my metaphor lab this morning mixing like mad!)

Anonymous said...

Colin,

If I could knit like you, I'd have to put the air conditioner down to
about 60 so I could wear sweaters all the time. The only problem
would be going out into the 97 degree heat.

I love your sweaters.

Iris

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Colin. It reminds me of a sweater I had back in around 1972. It was the same colours, in a space dyed yarn, only had a short zipper with a peace sign zipper pull at the neck. I loved it.

Chris

All the Way With Knitting said...

That is so inspiring Colin..I love so many sock-yarns but can't knit socks.I just have to choose a colour combination now. ! angie.

Anonymous said...

Colin
You do beautiful work !!
Your attention to details is
impeccable!!!
judi

Anonymous said...

This is Gorgeous! Your work is wonderful, as is your dog Moon. Thanks for sharing your art with us! Paula

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! This is so fabulous that I am practically drooling over my keyboard--I am so impressed. There are lots of odd-looking machine knit garments; the sweaters *you* make give Machine Knitting the best name it could possibly have. I want to knit just like you :-)
cheers from Lisa

Anonymous said...

WHOA!! This is HANDKNIT?? What beautiful even stitches--wonderful job! I assumed it was machine knit because it looks so perfect :-)
cheers,
Lisa

Mary-Lou said...

Lovely sweater - details of the yarn (great colours btw) would be really good

Anonymous said...

Colin, I am finally returning to Mk'ing and my Yahoo groups after sustaining a broken arm, and what a delight it was to see your new sweater! I LOVE that yarn, and the sytle is timeless. Thanks for your inspiration, as always.
Regards,
Kathy

barb said...

The colors look great on this sweater. This sock yarn is great for sweaters
if this is how they will look.

Pat said...

A great sweater--funky in the best possible way!

Anonymous said...

Colin, as usual this is beautiful work. I wish I knew how you have magically got 72 hours in every day as I just cannot fathom out how you produce so many lovely garments as well as looking after those puppies.

Anonymous said...

I agree it's beautiful! As for his productivity.... I think Colin must have trained his puppies to knit

Jul said...

I really like the pullover you made with that! Who said one has to knit
only certain things with certain yarns anyhow? That is the beauty of
knitting: you can be creative and imaginative.