Maizy monkey

Picked up a couple of balls of Crystal Palace Maizy because I was curious. It is 82% corn fibre and 18% elastic nylon. The label says you can machine wash the socks without turning them into popcorn, but I will test this for you. All part of the service!

Maizy is made like Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, it has eight loosely plied strands, so it’s a bit splitty. It does need a bit of attention to make sure you catch all the plies and it squeaks on my metal needles. Just a little squeak once in a while. The sock feels light and airy, I’m hoping these will be fun spring/autumn socks (you don’t wear socks in St Louis in the summer). The pattern is a modified version of Monkey, which I’ve made before.

Maizy monkeys and a bag.

The sock is resting on my new knitting bag from Knittiotherapy, an Etsy seller in London. I wanted something that would remind me of spring and Sue was kind enough to do a custom order for me. This is one of the few knitting bags I found that has an interior pocket and will hold a pattern folded in half. Shipping from England only took 5 days and she sent some Maltesers (like Whoppers but nicer) with it. I love Malteasers.

One thought on “Maizy monkey”

  1. Hello!

    That’s going to be a lovely sock – stitch detail is showing well. I am the “sock guru” for crystal palace yarns. Would love to post your pic on our blog and of course link to you – AND Lilac {or yellow} are for May so you’d also be entered into our monthly colour contest!

    email me with your ok.

    thanks!

    L

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