Beach souvenir, and a Lantern Moon event

I bought two skeins of Mirasol Hacho at Coastal Yarns in Cannon Beach, Oregon last year during Crafty Moms Weekend. It’s been sitting in my tiny stash, waiting to become socks. I love dk weight socks; they knit up so quickly.

hacho

When I first started swatching, I tried some lacy patterns, but the lace got lost in the variegated yarn. I thought about my entrelac socks like the ones Anna test knit for me with some Hacho last year (same yarn expedition).

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But I wanted something different. This yarn definitely needs some stockinette to have an opportunity to sing. Here’s what I finally settled on:

seafoam

I love the way this is knitting up. The ripples remind me of waves at the beach. Very fitting for a yarn from the coast!

ridge detail

I’m having a lot of fun making this up as I go, and I’m planning to write up the pattern when I’m done.

In local news, Lantern Moon is having an event at their warehouse next Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm. There will be an opportunity to view January’s TNNA fashion show, local yarn shops showing what’s new and hot in the stores, Leigh Radford signing copies of her new book, AlterKNITS Felts, and refreshments. It’s also an opportunity to purchase Lantern Moon products at 20% off retail prices. Reservations are required; RSVP to diana@lanternmoon.com to let them know you’re coming. It’s no secret that I’m a big Lantern Moon fan; I’ll be there!

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19 responses to “Beach souvenir, and a Lantern Moon event

  1. Very pretty! They do look like waves at the beach. I’m looking forward to trying the pattern when you write it up. :) Also, I love Coastal Yarns! I went there last summer when I visited my family and I bought a shocking amount of sock yarn…

  2. Looking good! I haven’t tried dk weight socks before, but the idea of quick socks is super appealing. What’s your gauge? How many sts per round are you using?

  3. Those socks are beautiful! They remind me of beach glass.

    I’ve never been to that Lantern Moon event…I should try, huh?

    Brace yourself…the forecast is for more snow tomorrow! Ugh!

  4. Ugh, major yarn envy over this way. Your socks are just unbelievable. Can I send you my yarn and you make socks for me? I’ll send an extra skein as payment. You do such a better job than me.

  5. great pattern! works well with the yarn. I’ll see you at Lantern moon, and tomorrow!

  6. Nice Job, you have a natural talent, do doubt

  7. Beautiful sock! Can’t wait to see the pattern – I’m so impressed by you creative knitters!

  8. Is it possible to go to the Lantern Moon event and not buy anything? I usually just don’t go to those kinds of things if temptation is great, but I’m sorely tempted!

    At first glance I thought you were knitting Jaywalkers. Then I saw there were differences – cool!

  9. Pretty pretty socks…very reminiscent of the coast where the yarn was purchased. Love the tie in!

  10. The socks are beautiful!!! I don’t know what I like more, the color or the pattern. It is the perfect beach souvenir!!!!

  11. Nice choice of pattern and color! I really like the patterns that make the top rippled. And the yarn is really soft looking, too.

  12. The pattern and yarn do go very well together!

    I would totally love to be there but it’s would be too far for me to travel. Love lantern moon!

  13. That is a great choice of stitch pattern – I look forward to your pattern, it’s definitely one I would make!

  14. Great sock! I usually have a hard time finding sock patterns that I like, but that is just fantastic! Love it.

  15. Great socks – perfect pattern for the yarn!

  16. Those socks (that sock?) look great! And I love the blues in the yarn too. :)

  17. I’ll have to try DK weight socks sometime, but then I’ll definitely need to go shoe shopping for shoes that are one size larger.

  18. You are such the knitting guru! Each time I visit your site there are new and exciting projects and thoughts. Thanks for your inspiration!

  19. gettingpurlywithit

    I will be at the Latern Moon Event with Closeknit.

    It would be nice to finally meet you, Michele…
    Congratulations on all your beautiful patterns for sale!