Offshoots of Orange

Orange is usually associated with halloween, hippie, harvest or highway (you know the weather proof vests worn by highway workers, I salute them).  I never see orange-colored clothing at a trendy boutique or squished onto a rack at the local outlet store.  This color seems to have built quite a bad rep for itself.  But tone it down or mix it up and it turns from a fashion nay to a fashion yea.  Enter the cousins – pumpkin, peach, rust,amber. 

I chose another close relative – terracotta – to be fashioned into my Mystery Socks.  This was a part of Socktoberfest and offered every week as a clue.  First clue was the cuff, second the leg, third the heel and so on.  Designed by the ingenious Kirsten Kapur, this was a fun sock to knit and breaking the pattern into bits made it a breeze. 

This was the end result and I have to say that I love the pattern, the yarn, the color.

Mystery Sock

TTL Mystery Socks

Pattern: Mystery Socks 09 by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in colorway “Terracotta”
Needles: Size US 1.5/2.5 mm
Started 10/1 – Finished 10/30

Ravelled here

 

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11 Responses to Offshoots of Orange

  1. pearlin says:

    Omg! that is just gorgeous!wish I lived closer to you so that I could bug you to teach me knitting beauties like these! 🙂

  2. celticcaston says:

    Scrumptious! And they were so much fun to knit!

  3. kerry says:

    Yummy! Love the cables.

  4. Yasmin says:

    Wow! What lovely work and great picture showing the up close details. You knit so beautifully, girl.

  5. Rufarocrafty says:

    It’s beautiful, Preeti!! I love the colour and the pattern!! Going extremely well together!!

  6. Denise says:

    I love, love, love your socks – and the colour! Perfection!

  7. Rene' Sharp says:

    Just perfect. I adore the color of these socks!!

  8. Srividya says:

    Lovely color, lovely design….so pretty. I wish i could knit a sock soon.:)

  9. mazhalai says:

    you are seriously on a sock roll.. i am enjoying it!

  10. Rain says:

    You’re so right about orange, even I used to think twice about the color but now am more open-minded to see the beauty of the lively yet rich colour.

    Love the socks 🙂

  11. knitnkanmani says:

    I love this color , its soooooo glamourous

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