Marlene Green

Handmaiden Fine Yarn produces Camelspin — an most interesting combination of fibers that actually work well coupled together.  This yarn is 70% silk and 30% baby camel and is dyed in the most gorgeous colors.  A skein of this beautiful yarn in greens and greys had to be mine and I’m so glad that I used it to knit my other pair of Socktoberfest socks, Marlene.

Handmaiden Camelspin

The yarn fuzzes up a bit as you knit but not in a gross pilly sort of way, just like a soft halo.  At the same time, the stitches remain crisp, so this yarn is a winner and I would love to knit a scarf or shawl with it again. 

This sock pattern is chock full of twisted stitches (a Cookie A. staple) and is essentially a 1×1 all over rib.  However, due to the knit stitches being twisted, it is not as stretchy as normal ribbing.  The socks were quite snug once I knit them but blocking caused the yarn to bloom and produced the softest buttery fabric.  The high silk content makes them feel so luxurious.  This yarn definitely gets two thumbs up from me!

Presenting my silk and camel socks…

Marlene Green 2

Marlene Green

Pattern: Marlene by Cookie A.
Yarn: Handmaiden Camelspin in colorway Green
Needles: Size US 1.5/2.5 mm

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10 Responses to Marlene Green

  1. Pearlin says:

    I could almost feel the yarn with your description of it!Beautiful shade of green and very beautiful socks!

  2. desiknitter says:

    OMG, these are seriously sexy socks!

  3. New England Girl says:

    Those socks are exquisite.

  4. mazhalai says:

    like i said before so very beautiful!

  5. Rene' Sharp says:

    Wow!! Your photo’s and knitting skills are so inspiring. Makes me want to drop everything, and just go and Knit!! Another awesome post!

  6. Mamie says:

    Luminous. The knits are only paralleled by your photos.

  7. kerry says:

    Gorgeous! What an amazing photo!

  8. Rain says:

    Wow…a work of art. Truly!

  9. knitnkanmani says:

    May I have ur talent on loan 😉 ”pity please ‘ ?

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