Gregory’s socks only took about 75 yards of yarn, so the skein issues didn’t stop me from finishing.
He absolutely loves them, and next up he’d like me to knit him a pair of rainbow mittens! He does say they have “spikes,” and only wears them on top of regular socks, so it looks like someone inherited his mom’s wool sensitivity, sigh… (I ordered him some cotton rainbow socks for layering purposes.)
Pattern: generic socks worked over 36 stitches with an OMG heel. I reached for this heel because I knew it wouldn’t interrupt the striping, and because I didn’t want to bother with traditional short rows. Worked out perfectly!
Yarn: Regia Stripemania Color 6-ply yarn in 6367/rainbow. As I mentioned, I only used a tiny fraction of the skein.
Needles: US3 metal dpns. My gauge was about 6.5 spi.
These were such a quick project. Remember a few years ago we were all into Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (OMG, that book was released more than 10 years ago! How?!? I guess more than a “few” years ago, ha), except none of the projects were truly “last-minute”? Well, these socks were incredibly fast to knit given the slightly thicker yarn and small feet of the recipient ;).
Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway, and to Regia for their fabulous customer service! The contest is now closed, and the winner has been notified by email. If you didn’t win, but still would like a skein of this fabulous yarn, head over to WEBS (which is where I bought my original skein). Happy knitting!
In response to my Instagram post of the Regia 6-ply chimera-skein, the wonderful folks at Coats, the U.S. distributor of Schachenmayr Yarn, immediately contacted me, and I had a replacement skein in my hot little hands today!
Don’t you just love amazing customer service? I do! Thank you, lovely folks at Coats, for your prompt response!
I only needed a tiny bit of rainbow yarn to knit a small pair of socks for my kiddo, and there was plenty of yarn in my chimera-skein for that, even with the differently-colored middle. So, I’ve decided to share the good will, and share this rainbow happiness with a reader! If you’d like a chance to win this skein, simply leave a comment on this post before Thursday at 9 p.m. EST! Full giveaway rules here. Edited to add: the contest has been closed, and the winner notified by email. Thank you for participating!