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Highland Rogue

As part of Kate Davies latest collection, she released a pattern called Highland Rogue. I immediately knew I was going to use it for Leon's winter set. I've actually made Kate Davies inspired winter sets for the last two years.  It seemed fitting, since this pattern is about Rob Roy, and Leon's nickname is Roy (Leon - Leroy - Roy. His friends are weird). Walking the West Highland Way, we walked through Rob Roy territory, seeing his (probable) cave.
We also did some trail running on the Rob Roy Way.
Rob Roy country
I had already thought of making Leon a pair of socks in this stitch pattern, although in my head this was going to happen after I made his winter set. While we were heading for Inverness I realised I was going to run out of yarn before I was reunited with my EYF purchases. we visited a yarn shop in Inverness, and while it was not a bad shop, it had NO Leon coloured sock yarn. I was feeling quite desperate by the time we visited the small, multicraft shop in Pitlockerie. Luckily, in the sale bin, was a skein of Cozy Toez sock yarn in navy. This is bog standard sock yarn. Very flat, 75 percent wool, 25 percent nylon. Still, I wasn't going to complain (too much). I transcribed the Highland Rogue stitch pattern to a 60 stitch sock, and used a Fish Lip Kiss heel. I haven't used a FLK heel for Leon before, but because the Highland Rogue pattern is reversible I used the most reversible heel I know. We'll  see if he like the heel. He certainly likes the sock. I picked up some 2mm Hiya Hiyas at Ginger Twist Studios, and I finally have a needle that makes fabric I like. 

It was quite funny using such commercial yarn after being immersed in hand dyed and single origin and fancy fancy yarn. Still, it did the job, and made a fine pair of socks, which will keep Leon's feet warm and protected.   


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