Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Friday, May 12, 2006


Socks in progress...


Here is the pattern.

I decided to change it slightly since my yarn was finer than the Regia yarn called for. I cast on 72 sts (instead of 64) for the ribbing, then increased to 75 sts before starting the pattern which needs a mulitple of 5 sts. I also changed the pattern design just a little to this:

Round 1: as stated;
Round 2, 3, 4: Knit;
Round 5: as stated;
Round 6: Knit.

I knit a short row heel on 35 sts. (40% of total stitches)
The yarn is a Manor store brand (department store in Switzerland). I loved the heathery green and the fact that this yarn doesn't split and is nice to knit with. It's the first time I've used this yarn but I like it well enough to get more in other colours.

I've broken a cardinal rule with these socks>>> I knit only one instead of doing both at the same time!! Now I'll have to be a knitting maniac to finish the other sock before Monday when we start the KAL for a teddy bear. I won't even mention my other socks-in-progress. Yikes!! Think it's possible? Hmmm....


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Yeah!! I did it!!


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anne-Ruth said...

Lovely socks!!!

Tuesday, 16 May, 2006  

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