Fruition

You remember this skein of SpunRightRound 80/20 Sock?

 Colorway: Crybaby

Colorway: Crybaby

I luuurhve it. It's the perfect balance of pastel and neon, speckled and not, wearable and artistic.

It also put me through the wringer figuring out what to do with it!

 Left: First attempt; Right: Second attempt

Left: First attempt; Right: Second attempt

I really had to struggle to figure out how to best showcase this yarn. At first, I thought mostly stockinette stitch would be best to let the colorway dominate, but it wound up looking boring. I took inspiration from the brioche + speckled yarn trend and tried a different shape, and a different direction. Once I was done with the brioche section, however, I couldn't decide on another stitch pattern that would work harmoniously. Even more rips and reknits commenced!

I can't remember the last time I had this much trouble with a design, but I'm so glad I took the time and patience to keep trying with this one. It all became worth it in the end when I bound off, though I still had some reservations about how blocking would change the fabric.

After a quick blocking....I luuurhve it. It's beyond perfect and so worth the effort. Luckily Renee at SpunRightRound picked a hardy sock base, because even with all the frogging the yarn looks gorgeous and like new. Can't wait to share it off to you soon!