When I first started knitting sock club in April, every month I would bring home the yarn and my husband, Eric, would look at it. He kept hoping there would be something a little more masculine that he could knit. (Yes, he knits. No, I didn’t teach him. He learned from his grandma, because he didn’t want to see this skill disappear from his family when she was no longer here.)
My dear friend, Rachel, picked up sock club for me this month and when I got it from her, I knew it would be the perfect month for Eric to knit. The colours are rich, dark and definitely more masculine. He was excited to get started!
This month is on Targhee Sock and it’s a beautiful, bouncy yarn. It’s a blend of 90% Targhee and 10% nylon. I was a little jealous that I wouldn’t get to knit it! It screamed to be a warm fall knit, so Eric decided to knit it doubled for a worsted weight toque. He divided the skein in half and then wound the center pull ball, so that the colours lined up as much as possible.
For the bottom rib, he alternated between the two strands, to try and mix up the colours a little more. It’s interesting to see how it worked in some places but not in others.
The rib also looks fantastic folded up on the hat. The visual interest and texture the stranding adds, just makes for a slightly different look.
It was an interesting knit for Eric, as he usually loves to knit cables and more complex stitch patterns. However, I think most of us can agree, beautifully complex yarn works best in simpler stitch patterns! He wore the hat the other day to the pumpkin patch with our kids and he said the hat was perfect and very warm, especially with the slight drizzle they had.
So what did you create with this month’s colour? We’d love to see your project over in the Ravelry group or share on Instagram with hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns or #sgyclub!
Till next month, happy knitting (or crocheting… or spinning…) ~Katrina