reverse dipped hermione's everyday socks
I tried really really hard to knit something besides socks with this beautiful ombré yarn. But as I was searching through shawl & cowl patterns on Ravelry, I couldn't get the idea of simple gradient socks out of my head. So I started to knit a test swatch in order to get a feel for the yarn. Ok, so the swatch happened to be 64 stitches divided evenly onto 3 dpn's. After one inch of ribbing, I decided to switch to a simple stitch pattern in order to see how the yarn behaved. Hmmm, but stockinette was too boring. There had to be just enough texture to keep things interesting. Then I remembered seeing a gorgeous pair of Hermione's Everyday Socks knitted by the beautiful & talented Nikki on IG. The stitch pattern was exactly what I had in mind! And that's how I ended up with a pair of quirky mismatched but fun gradient socks. The yarn is Tibetan Dream by Bijou Basin Ranch in the gorgeous Pink Ombré Flow colorway. It is a fingering weight yarn consisting of 85% pure yak with 15% nylon added in for strength and durability. This was my first experience knitting with yak fiber and I honestly didn't know what to expect. First impressions: luxuriously soft, non-irritating, beautiful drape, strong. It would be a wonderful yarn option for those with wool allergies. I can attest that my feet are feeling well and truly pampered right about now!