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Friday, September 04, 2009

Highland Mist Socks Finished

While waiting for the September Sock Innovation KAL, (a Ravelry link) pattern selections to be announced, I started knitting the Cookie A. Eunice pattern with this Shelridge Farm fingering weight yarn.

By the time I got past the Eunice ribbing and into the cabled part of the pattern, I realized: 1) This yarn is heavier than the fingering weight yarn I usually use. 2) This yarn is fuzzy and the stitch definition is substandard. 3) These socks are going to be way too big for me 4)There's no sense doing this intricate stitch pattern if it isn't going to show. And, finally 5) This yarn would make a great pair of plain warm wool socks to wear with jeans on a cold winter day.

Observant readers will notice that the finished socks in the picture are totally plain k3p1 ribbing and in no way resemble a Cookie A sock pattern.

Pattern: Basic cuff down k3p1 ribbing on 56 stitches

Yarn: Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Heather, 85% Superwash wool, 15% Nylon, 3 ply fingering.

Color: Highland Mist.

Needles: Options 2.5mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch.

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