A Work of Art in Handpainted Yarns: the Daisy Field Sock kit

As sock knitters, I feel like we all have at least one thing in common—we're frequently drawn to the fun multicolored yarns. Variegated, hand-painted, space-dyed—you name it. We want it.

And then we hold our newly acquired skein of variegated sock yarn and think "…now I have to find a pattern that is both worthy of this yarn and will also work with these colors." You have my sympathies, friend.

Many of us turn to super simple sock patterns to show off those beautiful skeins of yarn—an easy ribbing pattern worked over the whole sock certainly does the trick. But I love it when designers create easy sock patterns that show off variegated yarns while adding a slightly more interesting element of knitting.

Maria Leigh's Daisy Field Socks from Sockupied Fall 2014 fit the bill. Maria used one variegated skein of Malabrigo Yarn (in the Indiecita colorway, a lovely mix of blues, yellows, and greens) in a easy cluster stitch pattern, paired with the semi-solid Impressionist Sky colorway, to create these beautiful works of art.

Maybe it's the color names or maybe it's a bit too much time spent knitting while watching Doctor Who, but these socks in these colors remind me a lot of Vincent Van Gogh's Wheat Field with Cypress


Photo from the Metropolitan Museum of Art website

We've got a limited number of kits to knit these socks in the store right now! In each kit, we've included a digital download of Sockupied Fall 2014, one skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in Impressionist Sky, and one skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in Indiecita, so you can recreate these works of art for yourself.

 

Not only will you get the sock pattern to knit the Daisy Field socks, but Sockupied Fall 2014 has five other sock patterns that are perfect for fall, including a mind-blowing pattern for double-knit socks by Lucy Neatby (they're completely reversible, inside and out!), plus Kate Atherley shares her tips for long-lasting socks.

 

Order your Daisy Field Socks kit today!

 

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