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Monday, August 17, 2009

Vilai In Progress

Vilai were started on 2.5mm needles for the ribbing and the first 28 row pattern repeat. After trying them on I was happy with the fit but knew the ankles and feet were going to be baggy, so I switched to 2.25mm needles.

Since the cuffs are seven inches tall, I'm hoping the cuffs will be snug enough to stay up.

Numerous knitters in the Sock Innovation KAL, (a Ravelry link) are making the cuff shorter by knitting 1.5 pattern repeats instead of the 2.5 pattern repeats in the book. (The sock cuff on the right is 2.5 pattern repeats.)

Since KAL participants are allowed to alter the pattern for size issues this is allowed, but I think a shorter cuff takes away from the majesty of the pattern going up the leg.

The top picture with the socks on blockers shows the stitch pattern for the front and back of the leg.

This is the lace stitch pattern for both sides of the leg.

Pattern: Vilai from Sock Innovation by Cookie A.

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

Color: Paprickash

Needles: Ribbing and first pattern repeat on Options 2.5mm circulars. Remaining socks on Options 2.25mm circulars.

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