Sock It To Me Monday: Elizabeth Montague

I finally got to start my (Rav link) Elizabeth Montague socks from Kate Davies’ Bluestocking club today!

So far the pattern is very well written. They socks are toe-up, which is my preference anyway. It starts with a cast-on I haven’t used before – the winding cast-on. It was very well explained in the pattern, and I had no trouble with it at all. The lace and texture pattern is charted out. It looks really ornate, but is easy to do as well.

This pattern gives you the option of doing socks or stockings. Right now my intention is to do stockings (roughly knee high), but we’ll see how I feel about it when I get around the ankle area.

The yarn I am using is Knit Picks’ Stroll in the Electric Blue colorway. The pattern calls for John Arbon Exmoor sock yarn, but by the time I went looking for it, every skein of that yarn in all of their blue colorways in the entire world was sold out, as far as I can tell. But this yarn is doing fine! Do I need to use blue yarn to knit the bluestocking socks? No. But it entertains me, so that’s what I’m doing ๐Ÿ™‚

15 thoughts on “Sock It To Me Monday: Elizabeth Montague

  1. Ha! It is only appropriate that you are using blue yarn for your bluestocking socks. I always think the socks you make are too pretty to hide under shoes.

    By the way…hubby and I decided to visit your state this summer! I have never been to Alaska before.

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      1. I have some ideas but nothing is set in stone. I would like to hike in Chugach National Forest and Mt. Baldy. Drive out the Turnagain Arm. I would also love to go to Kenai Fjords National Park, and maybe take a dogsled tour. A boat tour is appealing, but hubby gets seasick. If you have any suggestions of things we must see, I would appreciate them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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