Julia Farwell-Clay’s Heartgyle Socks, this month’s Boost Your Knitting pattern, give so much scope for playing with colour. I’ve been having more fun than I should playing with combinations of Coop Knits Socks Yeah! 4ply (the heathered shades are just so fun to mix and match) … and now I want to knit about a half a dozen pairs!
Julia’s cool blue sample use lovely Larimar for the main colour, with Topaz toes, heels, and cuffs and punchy Ruby for a classic preppy feel. Jen’s opted for a soft and sweet colour combination, using soft gray Danburite for the main colour, with accents of rosy Ammolite and plummy Sugilite, for a pair that I think would be very at home in a summertime English garden!
With 27 shades of Socks Yeah! in the shop, the combinations are virtually endless … here are a few of them! (You’ll need two skeins of your main colour, and one each of two contrasts)
For a very classic feel, how about Quartz with Almandine and Melanite:
Swapping the Melanite for Malachite would make for a very festive pair, come December:
I personally love a pair of really BRIGHT socks (it’s like having a fun little secret hidden under your trouser ankle). Popping in Argon and Helium in place of the contrast colours in the sample pair makes for a beyond bright combo that I was really tempted by:
In the end, I’ve chosen to go with Quartz, Citrine, and Larimar — a colour combination that puts me in mind of a summer treat: orange creamsicles by the sea!
Are you planning a pair of Heartgyles? I’d love to hear about your colour choices in the comments! And if you’d like to knit your own pair, but haven’t joined Boost Your Knitting yet, you can find all the details in the online shop!