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Monday, December 21, 2009

Purple Bon Bons

This stitch pattern from the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 2 - Cables is called Bonbons for some reason I can't imagine.

I'm hoping it qualifies under Mom's request for "simple" purple socks.

It's basically a knit 8, purl 3 rib. When stretched a little, the cables contract and pull in and the stockinette sections flair out giving a rich, wavy look to the pattern.

The cable crosses are only four stitches each, so there isn't a lot of distorting pull like there would be with an eight stitch cable cross. That's why I though the pattern might make attractive socks, and it didn't disappoint.

Pattern: Stitch pattern 128 BonBons from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 2, Cables. Knit cuff down on 66 stitches.

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

Color: Dusk to Dawn.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

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

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