You remember this skein of SpunRightRound 80/20 Sock?
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!
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!