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A Sock Story

Sock Finished, with cuff up
Sock Finished, with cuff up
Finished Sock, cuff down
Finished Sock, cuff down

This is it! The finished sock, in all its loose, holey glory. But hey, it’s my first, and my kid says she’ll wear it if I make the other one. Who knows? Maybe I will. I’m pretty proud of myself. Now I have this urge to know everything in the world there is to know about sock construction.

Here’s my project info, just in case I ever really do make the other one, and I need something to go back to.
Yarn: Wool of the Andes
Color: Amethyst Heather
Needles: Harmony, size 4
Pattern: Come to Silver Two at a Time Toe Up Socks (yeah I really only made one!)
Details: CO and did toe increases as in pattern. When toe increases were finished I knitted 36 rounds plain. Did short row heel as in pattern. Then over four rounds, increased on two rounds by four stitches each, for a total increase of 8 stitches. Then did 25 rows of 2×2 Rib. Used sewn bind off as in pattern.

Someday, it will have a mate.

Kauni Rainbows

Kauni Effektgarn

Yay! The postman smiled upon me today and brought my Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 yarn that I ordered from Astrid’s Dutch Obsessions last week. That was fast! I can’t wait to swatch. I of course got the Not only did they send me 6 150g balls of the beautiful yarn, but I also got a yummy sweet cookie, which lasted all of about 4 seconds. It was kind of like an ice cream cone all rolled up in sugar. Yum!

I am going to make Ruth’s Kauni Rainbow Cardigan, of course. Someone on Ravelry even gave me a link to an upsized version. Yay. It’s been done before and I don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

I wish I could get started, but there’s this brown ripple afghan calling my name. Sigh…

3 responses to “A Sock Story”

  1. Jessica/TopazGirl Avatar

    Oooooh, the yarn is totally drool-worthy! How many different colorways is that? It looks like 3 to me (blue & green, blue & purple, and reddish-orange).

  2. Trish Avatar

    Hi Jessica! It’s actually only one colorway. The yarn has long color runs in a rainbow sequence, and each ball seems to start and stop at a different point in the sequence. It also appears that some are wound forward and some are wound backward.

  3. Pam Sikowitz Avatar

    Your sock looks great. I just got hooked on sock making last year and they get better every time. Someone at Yarn Garden told me to always knit one-inch of rib before starting cuff in any pattern. It is a good way to get started. Also found Cherry Tree Hill is a good yarn for socks. Ordered some on internet. Ugh.

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