Last year I signed up to a sock club with one of my favourite yarn dyers, The Knitting Goddess. Joy is based in Yorkshire, not far from me, and I just love what she does with local wool. By signing up to the sock club I received a skein of yarn in the colour theme of rocks and a sock pattern written by Clare Devine at Knit Share Love. My intention was to knit one sock per month and have six pairs of gorgeous socks at the end of the year.
But then last year happened! 2018 was a bit of a year for me personally and while I did do some knitting, things were all over the place and I also sorely neglected this blog. I did manage to knit four of the six pairs last year but only wrote one of them up. You can find that post here (Sock Club – Bend & Fold).
I am happy to say that this year has been far less turbulent and so I am working hard to catch up. I finished the pair of socks I’m about to share with you a couple of weeks ago and am now close to the end of sock one from the last pair. I am hopeful I’ll be able to pull together all of the sock club loveliness into one mammoth post before too long.
On to this pair! These were the September 2018 instalment of The Knitting Goddess Sock Club. The pattern is Twist and Turn by Clare Devine and like all the socks from this particular club is for a non matching pair. A pair of fraternal twins, similar but not the same, which is brilliant for people, like me, who suffer from second sock syndrome!
The yarn is a blend of lovely sheepy Blue Faced Leicester and nylon and the colour is called Chert and is a sort of greyish, purple tinged brownish rock colour. With all of the yarn colours from this club I’ve found it difficult to be able to articulate the palette but have really enjoyed the colours.
Both socks have the same foot design but the cables on the legs vary from sock one to sock two.
I also love the way that the heel construction forms a shape on the back of the sock.
Very lovely socks. Its just a shame that its cool enough to wear them in June!