I love a good grumpy/sunshine pairing, which is where one half of a couple is an incorrigible curmudgeon and the other half is overpoweringly cheerful. Many of us carry elements of both personalities within us, and they emerge at different times. It’s extra fun to explore how that dynamic plays out when love and longing get involved.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Finished sock dimensions: 6.25” (16 cm), 7.5” (19 cm), 8.75” (22 cm), 10” (25.5 cm), 11.25” (28.5 cm) circumference
main color 260-420 yds (238-384 m), contrast color 1 mini skein for a maximum of 115 yds (105 m) (sizes 1-3) or two mini skeins for a maximum of 230 yds (210 m) (sizes 4-5) Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm).
Intermediate. Techniques: decreases, knitting in the round, stockinette stitch grafting
When I started playing with design ideas for this sock, I knew I wanted to use this skein of beautifully speckled yarn. I also knew, though, that those speckles would make it too strong for a highly textured sock design. In fact, this gorgeous yarn was decidedly grumpy when I started working with it. It needed some sunshine for balance.