The name Petals Collection in association with yarn, sock yarn no less, had a particular appeal for me from the first time that I had read about it on a blog who’s name I can now no longer remember. Dying small quantities of fine merino using nature’s color palette and offering the results to a select few was also a draw. From the moment I opened my first package, neatly wrapped in color-coordinated tissue accompanied by a button and string envelope, also color carefully chosen to match, and pulled out the photo of the socks and picture, I was charmed.
The yarn I unwrapped was a fine gauge merino in subtle shades of gray ranging from a steely blue to a gentle pearl, the colors of the Helleborus or Lenten Rose. A pattern for a lacey sock complete with ivory silk ribbons was also included. The temptation to toss aside all other projects in favor of casting on these socks was strong. I held off for a while and after several weeks of seeing the package in my knitting basket, I was seduced. The knit would not disappoint and here are the results. My friend, Lisa, kindly offered her feet as models for the photos.