Ilga’s Socks

I started a new pair of socks on the last day of the July Sock Knitter’s Anonymous challenge.  You could do any stranded color-work pattern, so I chose Ilga’s Socks by Nancy Bush as my pattern.  I had originally flagged these socks as something that I would like to make when they made their debut in Interweave Knits.  I again noted them when they were featured in the Favorite Socks book by Interweave Press.  So, I was happy for the challenge.   I chose orange as the main color for the foot, and picked colors that I thought went well with that; red, yellow, purple, lt brown…


The yarn is Jawoll, by Lang.  I really like this sock yarn, and like the weight of it, especially for stranded knitting.  I am having yarn envy every time that I look at socks made with the Woolmeise yarn.  But, alas, I cannot get that here.  For a solid commercial yarn, I like this the best.  It also works great for my husband’s work socks, which need to be thin enough to fit in his dress shoes.  I am on a mission to find someone who hand dyes semi-solids in a yarn of this weight that I can use for stranded knitting.  Most are just a tad too heavy.  So, here is the start to the pattern Ilga’s Socks, with my color modifications.  I had to knit and rip back a couple of times to get the colors to work together well.  I am happy with the results.