Name: Hedera socks for me (Ravelry Project page)
Yarn: (name, fibre, weight, colour) South West Trading Company’s TOFUtsies, wool/cotton/SoySilk/Chitin, sock-weight, colour no. 723 “Put Your Foot Down” (pink, purple, green, blue). Note: I won this yarn in a contest run by Adrienne from Knitting in the Belly of California.
Construction: (toe/heel/ribbing/cast off or cast on) Top-down – long tail cast on, twisted rib, heel flap and gusset, flat toe.
Number of stitches: (in foot/in leg) 62/60
Knitting style: (toe, foot/leg, heel, ribbing) Combination/Eastern Uncrossed throughout.
Modifications: None, other than working on a larger needle to guarantee the socks would fit!
Shortened heel flap by 8 rows and therefore picked up few stitches for the gusset.
Notes: Easy lace pattern and I had it memorized fairly quickly. I see it as basically a modified rib pattern, but with twiddly bits!
I was initially cautious about the finished size of the socks, as written. This was why I knit them with a larger needle than I would ordinarily have chosen for yarn this thin. The other option was to increase the number of stitches and knit the socks on smaller needles. However, this would have made my life a little more difficult and meant I had to think – not what I wanted to do!
The spiraling of colour around the sock might concern some people, but I think it suits the pattern (Hedera helix being the scientific name for ivy – clever, huh?! OK, maybe not.)
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