A Knitterly Confession + Color Consultation

Posted by on January 29, 2012 / 4 Comments

Ok Knitters. I’ve struggled with this, and I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’m just gonna get it out in the open now: I have never knit a pair of socks *hides face*.

I’ve always had this feeling that until I finish a pair (or come on, at least ONE sock) I’m something less of a knitter than I should be. I’m sure many of you can relate to my reluctance to go ahead and commit to a pair of socks as a project (you have to knit two of them – and they’re supposed to be the same? and heavens above, those tiny, tiny needles). I try and reassure myself when this gaping hole in my knitting portfolio comes up. I’ve knit oodles of lace! Cardigans and sweaters, baby and adult sizes! I have plenty of fibrous accomplishments! But there nagging in the back of my mind whenever it comes up, is the glaring fact that socks sort of epitomize the knitter’s trade.

Enter the Magical Quiddich Socks by Jennifer Dassau. Now, if any sock pattern is going to catch my attention, it has to be something special (for example, something Harry Potter related). And Knitters, I think this is the one. Melinda sent me an email sharing this suggestion from Liz, a customer at the store, and what can I say except for it’s love at first sight.

Here’s Melinda’s Quidditch swatch using Tosh Sock in Wicked and Winter Wheat. A pretty magickal combo, right? The nice thing about this 2-color pattern is that it looks tricky, but it is all created with slipped stitches that pull the secondary color up into the main color rows.

You might recall last summer when Melinda pulled a variety of color combinations for the uber-talented Stephen West’s Creekbed Scarf. Considering how much our customers appreciated that post, and the oodles of Tosh Sock we just got back in stock, Melinda is at it again, this time with the Magical Quiddich Socks in mind.

Below are just a few color combination suggestions pulled from our Magickal Quidditch Sock gallery on Flickr, so make sure to go over there and find your favorite and come back and let us know your pick! There’s everything from tone-on-tone and traditional contrasting to bold pairs.

Wicked & Winter Wheat

Brothers Grimm & Grasshopper

Antler & Porcelain

Happiness & Manor

Cloak & Tart

Byzantine & Rosewood

Filigree & Nebula

Chamomile & Happiness

Flashdance & Mineral

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  1. Ooo, I’m a sucker for sock patterns. I’ve knit myself a few pairs, and more for others. Time consuming, but well worth it!

    Comment by Amy — January 29, 2012

  2. Would it be possible to add some more traditional pairings to your flickr gallery? I’m always on the lookout for a good Slytherin or Ravenclaw color scheme, and it would be fun to see how you interpret some of the profesisonal teams’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch#Professional_Quidditch_teams
    ) color schemes :)

    Comment by Kims — January 29, 2012

  3. I’m happy to have inspired you! And I love the Flashdance & Mineral pairing – very avant-Slythery, if you ask me.

    Comment by Jennifer — January 29, 2012

  4. What would be a great combination with Madelinetosh Nectar?

    Comment by Cheryl Fissinger — May 11, 2012

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