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Friday, September 25, 2009

Marlene Finished

Marlene is the non-book September pattern selection for the Sock Innovation KAL, (a Ravelry link).

It was a fun knit. Except for the fitting challenges, the pattern is a quick study to memorize and easy to get into a good rhythm and knit. The only reason the socks took so long to finish is that I've been doing other things and my knitting time has been limited.

You can read about my fitting challenges and see a close up picture of the stitch pattern here.

Knitting the socks according to the pattern, the cuffs are a little over eight inches long. That's longer than most like their cuffs, but I'm happy with them. Winter is coming and warmth eight inches up the leg will be welcome, assuming the socks stay up.

Pattern: Marlene by Cookie A. from the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of knit.1 and available online here.

Yarn: ShiBui Sock, 100% superwash merino wool

Color: Chinese Red

Needles: Options 2.5mm circulars for ribbing and stockinette, 3.0mm for fancy stitch pattern.

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