[Pumpkin Spice] Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes

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Oh, socks. My true love. You know what else is my true love? This yarn. And this pattern. And pumpkin spice lattes (only the ones from Starbucks though, I might be basic, but I have standards). This was my first time buying from an indie yarn dyer and I can understand why people get so easily addicted – it’s so soft, the colors are amazing, and it’s nice giving my money back to the yarn community instead of to a big box store (I will, however, have to invest in a swift if I want to continue up this habit).

I’ve known about the Vanilla Latte Socks for a while and I’ve been wanting to make them, and once I found this yarn, I knew I had the perfect marriage: Pumpkin Spice yarn + Vanilla Latte Socks = Pumpkin Spice Latte socks.

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Some people suggest the Vanilla Latte Socks as a beginner pattern, and although it’s a good pattern, it’s a little loosey-goosey, which wouldn’t have been helpful for me as a pattern. By that I mean that a few times in the pattern, the instructions simply say “however long you want to make it” or do not have hard-and-fast directions, so I would wait to make these until your second or third pair of socks, where you have a better grasp on it.

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I’m so happy with these socks that I want to wear them all the time, and I usually hate wearing socks. I even have enough yarn left over that I might be able to get a pair of ankle socks out of them!

Craft: Knitting
Pattern: Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes
Yarn: Pumpkin Spice by WIP Yarns
Needles: US 1/2.25 mm circulars
Modifications: None
Cost: Cost of yarn; had needles, free pattern

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