These may be my new favorite socks. I think the stitch pattern pulls a bit too much when I wear them, but they're so pretty!
My big knitting goal for 2016 has been to focus on more complicated projects instead of the mindless stockinette that I've submerged myself in for the last two years. Scrolls has been on my to-knit list since the book it's in, More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, came out in 2007. I've lost track of the paperback copy I bought. (Wherever it is, I'm sure it's right next to Sensational Knitted Socks and those Workbasket transfers!) The library no longer has the book in their collection. I thought it was out of print, but Martingale has it available as a pdf download and when they had ebooks on sale back in September, I broke down and bought it. I thought my copy would show up as soon as the credit card transaction went through, but so far it hasn't.
I'm glad I did rebuy the book. These socks are a great example of "what was I scared of?" procrastination. The stitch pattern is pretty straightforward and it's an 8 stitch repeat so I could use it with my sock pattern that isn't one. They worked up fairly quickly...and did I mention how pretty they are?
I'm not loving the tweed yarn. Those loose black and gray flecks distract from the stitch pattern, but I can live with it. I just won't buy any more of the stuff.
This post is linked to Stitch Along Wednesday, Patchwork Times, Yarn Along, Crazy Mom Quilts.