I’ve become attached to my sock knitting needles after making my first three pairs of socks and an armful of mittens. My fourth and fifth socks have involved colour play rather than relying on self-striping yarns.
Novita Nostalgia socks
Morris Pure socks
These are 100% wool socks from a super soft and cuddly yarn called Morris Pure. All three skeins I used were knot free (I love that in a yarn!), easy to work with and fun to knit.
These socks will need to be hand washed so that they don’t felt but they make great house socks for the colder nights that are surely just around the corner here in Sydney (after our record-breaking warm May).
Changing colour in ribbed knitting
For the Morris Pure socks I only knew that I wanted to create a two colour sock and after a few start-undo-start moments playing with patterns and stripes, I found TECHknitting’s article, Color, texture and ribbing without the icky dots–a mystery of knitting, explained, which helped me to create a neat stripe in the ribbed cuff.
The only down side of the Morris Pure yarn is that it is actually manufactured in China despite being 100% Australian wool and designed in Australia.
I would love to find a 100% Australian designed, sourced and manufactured 8 or 10-ply yarn so that I can knit very local warm socks. Can you recommend any 100% Australian wool or wool-blend yarns?