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FO: Freaky Socks

Posted by Ali G on Friday, 17 August, 2007

This is my favourite shot because it makes my feet look slimmer than they really are! 🙂

Freaky Socks
  • Construction: Cuff-down; part knitted in the round, part knitted flat; 2.25mm circular and DPNs
  • Yarns: Regia 4-Ply in burgundy #534, Regia Tweed in blue #52, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Watercolor
  • Pattern: Lace Socks by Gerdine Strong available from Knitting Universe
  • Mods: I changed the positioning of the increases to make the sides symmetrical

I’m certain there’ll be more of these in future, but I’ll take greater care to ensure I have sufficient yarn next time. I’d have much preferred them had I not needed to make on-the-fly yarn substitutions. Either the requirements given with the pattern were somewhat short, or my calculations were wildly out when I was deciding what colours to use. Whatever the reason, I’ve ended up with a unique pair of socks!

The other thing I’ll do with the next ones is reduce the number of stitches slightly. This pair has the cuff worked over 60 sts which is then increased to 64 overall. I don’t think it needed the increases.

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