These socks, the first project in our summer club with Andrea Rangel, were inspired by the theme of our club: SKY.
Looking back, a moody, sky-like gradient combined with sun and moon themed colour work seems kinda obvious, but it took me a while to get there. We knew we wanted socks with a bit of colour work at the toe, but all my ideas for colours involved too much cowbell at the cuff and on the leg. I didn't want the toe and the cuff competing for who should get the most attention.
Here are a few ideas that I worked though. I got a circular sock machine at the beginning of the year so I can quickly knit up swatches and test out ideas. I had a couple ideas that looked great in my head but that I just couldn't translate onto yarn.
Once we settled on the colours and I (finally) had some yarn for Andrea to work with, the design came together fairly quickly. First, this text.
Then, before I knew it, a sock!
And of course we did decide to go for a moon option as well. (Club members random received either the sun or moon colours and the pattern includes charts for both.) It came together beautifully in the end!
Finally, a great part of the design process for this whole collection was that one time we met at Andrea's place and she made a very tasty apple crumble. Highly recommend this recipe.