Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Staircase Spiral Mohair Socks

It's another pair of fine-gauge mohair socks, finished last week with yarns from the Reagan administration. I still have a small collection of odd balls of fine-gauge luxury yarns like this mohair. I was especially attracted to the shades of pink we favored in those days, and this intense fuchsia yarn looked appealing next to this pale gray.

I love to use odd balls of yarn to knit Fair Isle patterns, but I am over-supplied with heavy socks, so I chose a slip-stitch pattern from Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. These patterns only use one strand of yarn per row, so they don't add much bulk (or warmth) to the finished socks. This is "Staircase Pattern," on page 65 of my edition.

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