Jaywalker Socks: The Purple Edition

Hello! It is Friday (finally!) and I have a very pretty FO to show you. Meet my Purple Jaywalker Socks!

 A couple of summers ago I made these Green Jaywalker socks from Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. The yarn had great stitch definition, however, it was not very stretchy.

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Jaywalker Socks

This time around I used Cascade Heritage Paints in Mulled. I think I am a bigger fan of using a variegated yarn with this pattern over a solid color. Yes, there was some color pooling, but I really like how much more pronounced the zig zags look.


I followed the same format I did with the green socks (starting with the smallest size and increased one size up after the cuff). The intended recipient has wide feet so I wanted to make sure that the socks slipped over her feet with ease. This yarn also was much stretchier than the Berroco Ultra Fine Alpaca, so I don’t think there will be any fit problems.


The only other modification I made was that I skipped the textured heel flap. It was an editing thing. The yarn was competing too much with the texture. I like to keep things simple so I used a basic stockinette stitch.


My love for the Cascade Heritage line (Paints and Prints) has grown exponentially. The color saturation of the yarn is stunning, it is wonderful to work with, and the stitch definition is awesome!

Until Next Time,

-Whit-

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9 thoughts on “Jaywalker Socks: The Purple Edition

  1. Great work, your right about the variegated yarn, have you ever seen hand dyed sock blanks? Some indie dyers are able to create self striping patterns on some beautiful sock yarns. I can’t wait to try knitting my first pair. 😍

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