PomatomusPattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A. from Knitty, Winter 2005
Yarn: Ashabee’s Fiber Oasis 60% Superwash Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon in “Rio”. I only used 37 grams.
Needles: 2.0mm 12" addi circs
Cast on: June 21 2008 (the first night of SOS’08)
Kitchenered: July 27 2008
My Raverly project page: here
Modification: short-row heel. I actually knit them top down which means…

I kitchenered. And I did it right and it wasn’t very hard at all. I used the diagram and instructions in the back of a Interweave Knits magazine. No, I’m not sure which one I just grabbed.

The pattern is gorgeous. I had resisted it for a while because it was one of those “everybody’s doing it” patterns.

Rio detail
Also, I was waiting for the right yarn. I’ve seen some “everyone is knitting it patterns” knitted up in yarns I do not think are appropriate for the pattern at all.

I’m really happy I waited.


This yarn.


This yarn (the photo is of the sole of the socks) was a gift from melanie and while I was a bit nervous about the colours at first I fell head over heels in love with it and think it looks like the sun reflecting off water and a fish (pomatomus is the genus of the bluefish). Ashabee tells me it was a one-of-a-kind colourway and I hope she reconsiders. It’s beautiful. The photos do not do it justice. It is one of those special combination of colours which changes drastically (and wonderfully) based upon the lighting available.

Now what to do with the remaining yardage? I’m evaluating a few sock patterns so we’ll have to wait and see.

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3 Replies to “Pomatomus”

  1. They’re gorgeous! I was avoiding those for the same reason… maybe I should rethink…

    Kat with a K recently wrote Farm Stand – 7/26/08

  2. I knew they’d come out wonderful – and that you’d like the colour –

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  3. Your socks are gorgeous! I keep finding myself knitting plain vanilla socks, but maybe something with a pattern like that would be a lot of fun!

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