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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Soft Jade Summer Sox Finished

Pattern: Summer Sox by Cookie A., a free pattern.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Soft Jade

Needles: Options 2.25mm circulars.

On my first attempt at knitting these, the stitch pattern looked awful. One side has a yarn over before a knit and the other side has a yarn over before a purl. My yarn over before the purl looked sloppy and the pattern wasn't looking symmetrical.

It didn't take long for me to decide I did not like the results. This yarn is way too pretty to waste on an ugly stitch pattern. I threw the sock in the basket for an overnight break.

Next morning I frogged back to the ribbing and gave it one more try. Instead of doing the yarn overs on the charted pattern row, I picked up a loop (like M1 without the twist) on the next row up. This worked great. The holes are small and match and the socks aren't baggy.

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