Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Shibui Knits' Sock: For Sock Knitting and More!

Sock by Shibui is quite simply the perfect sock yarn. Spun from a superfine 19.5 micron merino superwash wool, its hard wearing, machine washable and ultra soft. But why limit yourself? Versatile Sock also knits and crochets into lovely shawls, hats and even jewelry!

Susan Lawrence, of Knitting As Fast As I Can, found
Sock to be irresistible and designed her new crescent-shaped scarf Fog Lifter for this lovely hand-dyed yarn.

Fog Lifter

Susan's scarf is worked from the nape of the neck down to the bottom edge and the crescent shape sits securely around your shoulders. The all-over eyelet pattern is easily memorized because every row is knit, the right and the wrong sides are equally attractive. The crochet edging is an easy-to-work chain stitch, but you can substitute a knitted picot bind off if you prefer.

Ivete Tecedor of Chiagu thinks Sock is tops and her unisex hat design, the Super Simple Slouch (aka the S3 Hat!), proves it! Holding two strands together gives the S3 a nice drape while still keeping the hat cushy and warm and it also plays up the modern slouchy fit that’s everywhere on the streets and runways these days.

S3 Hat

And Laura Nelkin of Nelkin Designs takes Sock in an altogether different direction! Beignet
is a beaded i-cord necklace which explores the elegant simplicity of knitted jewelry. Worked from the bottom up, the cast on is wrapped around the donut integrating it seamlessly into the design.


What will you cast on for with Shibui Knits' Sock?

And today is the final day of my Sandrasingh.com Yarn Sale, the 1 Ply Merino Worsted and Lace are 20% Off and the 3 Ply Merino Worsted is 25%.

1 comment:

Fleur said...

Looooooooove the Fog Lifter! Less is more in my humble opinion.

Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)