Summer is here, and it’s a great time to enjoy a campfire and a favorite sugar overload, S’mores. I like my chocolate a little more melty, and peanut butter adds a nice salty counterpoint to the sweet, so I took inspiration from this ooooey, goooey Grilled Peanut Butter S’mores recipe.
For the sock yarn, I spent some time with colored pencils and measuring tapes, estimating the length of a round of sock knitting, and figuring how I can get the chocolate and peanut butter and marshmallows to stack nicely in the variegated portion between the golden graham crackers of this self striping sock yarn. If you are curious, you can see the online calculator I used to get an idea of how it might look. Here is an example of how it turned out:
This is a 64 stitch tube, about 7-8 stitches per inch. I started at a tighter gauge the closed bottom of the sample, then loosened up a smidge as I went up….you can see it goes from barely pooling at all, to medium pooling, to very strong puddling. There will be larger differences with a different number of stitches (plus these were dyed in batches, and each batch will vary somewhat). So….your socks will come out uniquely, and if you don’t like the variegation you are getting, change something….a size larger or smaller needle, or add/subtract a stitch or two. Adding a pattern to the stockinette will also change how it turns out. The yarn itself is Safari, great for sturdy, long wearing socks.
Safari Sock Yarn
- 75% Superwash Corriedale Wool, 25% Nylon
- 3 ply
- ~430 yards, 115 grams/4oz
- Hand Dyed with Lanaset professional dyes for bright, long lasting color.
- Hand or machine wash cool with wool safe (pH neutral) detergent and a splash of vinegar, for best results dry flat.