Sock Club 2011 April

There was a bit of a blogging hiatus, so I have some catching up to do! Here’s another peek at the 2011 Sock Club. For the second shipment, club members received a sneak preview skein of Lorna’s Laces Solemate yarn which features a phase change material that helps regulate temperature. It’s totally space age techno stuff that’s used by NASA! The color inspiration was jam, and I think Beth got it just right. The exclusive colorway is Boysenberry Jam, and it is delicious.

Lorna's Laces Solemate

The two accompanying patterns went with the jammy inspiration.

Boysenberry Yo

Above we have the Boysenberry Yo sock in front and the PB&J sock in the background. Every shipment includes a simple pattern for when times are rough and another pattern. The simple pattern in this case is definitely Boysenberry Yo.

PB&J from the side

A closer look at the PB&J socks from the side show the two twisted stitch panels criss-crossing over themselves. My favorite detail on the PB&J socks is at the toe.

PB&J Foot

I love how many club members are knitting the socks, chatting away in the Ravelry group, and posting photos of finished projects. Josiane (who lives in Switzerland!) knit the Boysenberry Yo socks in the club yarn:

And enjoyed them enough to knit a second pair in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock. She’s got some Lorna’s Laces love going on here.

And here’s a look at Boysenberry Yo in even more yarns. Sarah knit them using String Theory Caper Sock yarn. I forgot to ask her if she fell in love with the yarn after the first shipment or if she already had some lying around.

And there have been some striped versions in the works. Gretchen‘s Morning Glory Yos show off the striping and the patterning beautifully.

If you didn’t get in on the fun this year, these patterns will be released in April 2012. Or you can sign up for 2012 Club announcements.

One Response to “Sock Club 2011 April”

  1. liz says:

    I am from Austalia I have purchased Cookie A book knit sock love and was wondering where do I purchase the skeins from in the book i want to make sure I have the right skeins before I commence my pattern I am happy to order online from Overseas if it means I can duplicate some of the lovely designs in the book I am in love with this boysenberry yarn where do I but that