Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Go Places" -- Alpaca Sox Legwarmers

Hello there! So, welcome to Record Cozy, a blog which will combine knitting projects I'm working on with music and other media I feel fits the mood of the pieces. I'm a college student at the University of Pittsburgh and writer for The Pitt News, for the Arts and Entertainment section (Here's my latest). I'm also an avid, book-taught knitter and lover of all things A&E. Nice to meet you.

I fully intended to start this blog fresh, with a brand new project, but I've just completed a project I'm too excited about to ignore. Let's start things off with the stats.

The Stats:
The Pattern -
Alpaca Sox Legwarmers
Yarn - (substitution) 3 skeins
Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn in Porcini
Needles - Size 3 DPNs from Knit Picks in
Harmony Wood
Source -
Price - Free

[Songs]* rep to end. - "Go Places"
Since this is the first post, I thought the most appropriate song for the job would be "Go Places" from
The New Pornographers' Challengers. Like the song, the legwarmers are sweet, with their lace pattern and super soft yarn. Plus, it sums up the whole feeling of "The Journey begins..." Epic. Yes, I just described lace legwarmers as epic.

Let's Get Cozy - Alpaca Sox Legwarmers
The pattern is a free one offered by Classic Elite Yarns. I've substituted 3 skeins Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn for the recommended 1 skein
Classic Elite Alpaca Sox. The fingering weight yarn I used is a blend of merino and silk that is soft to the touch and has a slight sheen. The pattern is super easy, but will not bore you (much) because of the repeating lace pattern. I can't wait until the weather cools off and I can wear these gems with some colored tights and a winter skirt. Legwarmers may not be the hot trend any more, but I just couldn't resist this unique pattern-- pretty and sweet with an interesting twist.

Lace Pattern:

Happy knitting and happy listening! Stay tuned for my next project: Highlander's Stole (also pictured on page 11 of "Look Inside") from Twinkle's Town & Country Knits.

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