Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Sockapalooza 4 Socks Done!
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Sockapalooza 4 Socks Done!
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Same color, same dyelot. Hunnhh?!?

Please comment and tell me if these have gone beyond fraternal twin socks to mix-up-at-the-hospital-switched-at-birth socks. I like 'em. I'd wear 'em. But this is my first swap and, well, what would you think if someone sent you this pair of socks?

Yarn: Interlacements Tiny Toes, color 402, lot 29006 (yes, both of them)

Needles: Two circs, Addi US1 for cuff and leg, US0 for heel and foot

Pattern: Adapted from Springgrass Socks to be knit top-down, with 64 stitches, adding twisted stitches at the sides, and eye-or-partridge flap heel.

Completed: June 18, 2007

Finished Size: Women's US8

Notes: To avoid the gauge issues that usually plague my socks I knit these in tandem on two sets of two circs. Yes, I have Lots of Needles too.

The pattern is pretty, and works up quickly. I would knit these again as toe-up for myself to get every bit of length in the leg. These have a nice long 9" leg, but I knew I was only knitting for a size 8 foot!

The Interlacements Tiny Toes appears to be our old friend Louet fingering weight for a base yarn. So, it's soft, tightly twisted, springy, and squooshy - my favorite kind of sock yarn to work with. The colors are deep, intense greens and are equally gorgeous, even if very different in the two skeins.

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