Mr. Blue Sky
Pattern: Back to Basics by Deb Barnhill
Yarn: Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), colorway P405
Needles: U.S. 1 (2.5 mm) Knit Picks Options fixed 32″ circular (Magic Loop)
Ravelry project page: B2B
Deb, have I tooooold you lately — that I love you? This is my third pair of Barnhill socks, and I am so in love with these babies. The blue-to-white variegated yarn was a birthday gift from my mother-in-law, and it’s the most luxurious sock yarn I’ve had the pleasure of knitting.
The secret to these socks is the way the leg ribbing emerges from the foot at the gusset, with much of the increasing done within the ribbing as it widens. Add a really substantial ribbed heel, and this is a solid-feeling sock despite the delicate yarn.
I finished them in San Diego at the American Academy of Religion meeting, and then wore them for the first time today. Pure love.
Next up — what else but another Deb Barnhill pattern!
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