My ongoing affection for scrappy projects was recently rekindled when I spied these fabulous Scrappy Happy socks from Andrea of the A Sunny Day for Bluej blog. She shared her project in our Ravelry group and sent me down the best kind of scrappy sock wormhole, searching for more information and how-to’s.
Andrea used a basic sock pattern and did her own sort of color alchemy to come up with the order of colors. Amazing result! I’ve knit socks from scraps before with different colors of leftover yarn and wasn’t as thrilled with the result. Rather than having an end result that looked shabby chic and scrappilicious…I ended up with an unfortunate sort of thrift store, hobo wear. So I started investigating successful scrappy sock projects and learned that the way in which you combine the colors and change from one color to the next really matters.
If you prefer step by step instructions, the Hipknitism blog offers a free online class on exactly how to make her Stashbuster Spirals socks. The detail of instruction on these are wonderful. Steffi from Germany made some using scraps of Collinette Jitterbug. The assorted scraps are mingled into pure kaleidoscopic sock beauty! Check out her Zwillingsspirale Hanni project on Ravelry. Gorgeous!
I suspect you’ll have so much fun combining your scrap sock yarn into prismatic masterpieces, that you won’t want to stop! If that’s the case, Surprise Stripes from the Missa Neuloimme Kerran blog are the perfect socks for you.
I can guarantee that when my Granddaughters’ see these, my sock yarn scraps will be tied up for years! 🙂
Happy Scrappy Sock Knitting, Crafty Friends! ♥♥♥