August has been busy! It’s also time to release two more patterns from last year’s sock club, featuring Metamorphosis yarn from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
Kristine Vejar, owner and dyer of A Verb For Keeping Warm, uses natural dyeing processes that she learned while studying in India. Like me, she was born and raised in the Midwest but now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. We both share a love for current and past fashions, and the color idea sprang from a discussion about honeysuckle, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2011. Metamorphosis has a 70% merino / 30% silk composition. The silk gives the yarn strength and a little sheen, but it also gives the sock a rustic look.
The color, as well as the design, for Daphne is feminine but a little nerdy. The ebbing lace pattern is simple but showcases the texture of the yarn. As always, I incorporated a rib that flows into the pattern.
Where Daphne is feminine and flirty, Velma is more blunt and has a little extra depth. Swathes of stockinette create an almost swirling V from the side profile which are separated in the front by garter stitch diamonds. Depending on what angle you view Velma from, you might find the pattern blunt and textured, or you might find it elegant and sophisticated. Either way, Velma is a lot of fun and not just what first meets the eye.