Smokestack Socks

Pattern: Smokestack Socks by Tanis Lavallee

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock in the Dove colourway

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I recently had the pleasure of testing another pattern for Tanis Fiber Arts.

The Smokestack Socks pattern is another timeless classic, a unisex pattern that will suit absolutely anyone!

Smokestack is the sock version of her Brixter hat, genius and works perfectly in sock form. I love the simple mix of purl stitches and cables.

I got to try out Tanis Purple Label Cashmere Sock for the first time with these socks.            Merino/Cashmere/Nylon…. need I say more??

It was like knitting with fluffy kittens, so soft and scrumptious!.

The Dove colourway is a popular pick when it comes to Tanis yarn and rightfully so. A beautiful mix of light and dark grey paired with the perfect purples. Not only a unisex pattern but a unisex colourway too!

More of the varigations in the colourway show up when a bit more natural light is used. I love seeing those little strips of colour.

My favourite part of these and Tanis’ Patina socks that I’m currently knitting is that she carries the pattern down the heel. While knitting my Smokestack heels I just kept thinking “that is such a pretty heel” while stopping to admire them. In my opinion this little design feature adds so much.

 I don’t know how Tanis always manages to create those “potato chip” sock patterns. Betcha can’t knit just one??

I’ll be knitting another pair of these for sure because I ended up gifting them to my mum yesterday. I just keep thinking “It’s ok that I gave away the cashmere socks, It’s ok that I gave away the cashmere socks”…. hehe

I have been promising her a pair of socks for over a year now so it was time and they will be all that more special in cashmere.

8 thoughts on “Smokestack Socks

  1. Aren’t you just the best daughter ever!? I’m sure your mom is more than deserving of cashmere socks. Lucky lady. Thanks for the test knit! And for the lovely compliments on my pattern. So glad that you (and your mom!) like them.

  2. Great socks!
    I have some of Tanis’ Red label cashmere, which has silk in it – it’s amazingly soft – I plan to use it on a shawl this summer.

  3. These are gorgeous! a perfect marriage of yarn and pattern. I too love Tanis’ sock patterns. The first socks I ever knit for myself were her Business Casuals!!

  4. I loved these as soon as Tanis released them and I love reading about your experience knitting them. I’m a sock kick this year and this pattern is going on my queue!

  5. Perfect, beautiful socks!
    Isnt’t it the best compliment to give away what you would want to keep so much? ;-)

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