Rhubarb and Custard

(Rox, you might want to avert your eyes, this is your Christmas present.)

I’m not the Yarn Harlot, I can’t knit a sock a day. But for starting late Saturday night and having a day job to do, this one’s going pretty well. It’s my first Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (colour is Sherbet), and I like it a lot. A bit splitty when you drop a stitch down ten rows to fix a missed stitch twice, then realise it’s the next stitch over, but soft.

Rhubarb and custard socks.

The colours are great. There were rhubarb and custard sweets in England when I was little, and fruit salad chews with similar colours. The socks do remind me a little of the colours of rhubarb crumble and custard. There’s no colour pooling so far, just a gentle stripe. Might try a picot cast off for this pair. I have issues with making the cast-off way too tight, going up 2 needle sizes and adding extra stitches to make it loose enough. Is a picot cast-off loose enough?


  1. I have two skeins of this colorway in a worsted weight. I can’t decide what to do with it, but it was too lovely to pass up.

  2. England has the best sweets. I don’t know how you survive here without them! There must be a good specialty shop near you, or kind friends who send care packages.

    The sock is very pretty, too. 🙂

  3. That is some gorgeous yarn….

    Do you knit socks magic loop? I just finished my first pair and I’m getting something like seam lines down the sides. It’s sort of the opposite of ladders: just a little “bump.” You can’t see it when the socks are on the feet, but it’s buggin’ me just the same.

  4. Thank you very much for the yarn (and game) you sent me. Now I need to find something to knit with 200yds of purpley wool. And finish off the projects I have underway, of course!

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