The "model" of swift I use at the cottage most often is called the "Darling Daughter" 'Nice of her to make her  pedicure match my yarn don't you think? ;)

But "swift" isn't something often association with knitting knee highs! These are Anne Budd's Tyrolean Stockings from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 
The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Worsted (50/50 Wool and Alpaca) Purchased midway through last week on a trip to EweKnit. They have 9 or 10 different Berroco yarns on offer and in the case of this beautiful stuff this was one of the four orangy-red colourways on display.
Can you see the orange, fuscia and golden yellow in there? The colours meld to a softer combined shade than any of the individual parts. The Alpaca, lovely and soft with the wool maintaining reassuring elasticity.
I love the thick, stretchy edge from the "Old Norweigian" long tail cast on.

On the feet these loungy things will be unabashedly softsquishy. The eyes will get the halo of the alpaca for the requisite rustic quality of the pattern but the colour? Pure playfulness compared to what an undyed wool yarn could convey.

With all this going for them I'm thinking these knee highs will, in fact swiftly make it to the FO pile!

Thanks for dropping by!


Acorn to Oak said...

Oooohhh! That yarn is gorgeous! Love those socks too! Someone was just teaching me the Norwegian cast on a few weeks ago at knit night. :-) Happy knitting!

Lorraine said...

Those are terrific- perfect cottage knitting.

Brendaknits said...

I love the colour - and Darling Daughter's pedicure.