Rainbow socks7:26 PM
This pair of socks was cast on many many years ago. It was long before self-striping yarn, so the rainbow stripes are achieved by buying 6 balls of yarn in the colors of the rainbow. Naturally, the socks are knitted in the traditional way, from calves to toes using DPNs, a traditional 2x2 ribbing and basic enforced heel. Just the way my mother taught me 30 years ago. Following the traditional knitting choices, the yarn is also the most popular sock yarn available in Finland: Novita 7 veljestä. I don't remember why or for whom I started knitting these socks, but obviously lost interest and buried them deep in my sock yarn stash. As I'm not a big fan of sock knitting, they also stayed there for 10 years or even more. This fall the knitting for refugees charity project made me dig deep into my sock yarn stash and revealed one almost finished rainbow sock. So I decided to go ahead and finish this pair.