FO: Vortical socks

FO: Vortical socks

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Pattern: (name, author, source) Vortical by Phoenix Bess from Knotions Winter 2008 issue [My Ravelry Project Page]

vortical fo3Size(s): (to fit) 9″ circumference, 9.25″ foot length

Yarn: (name, fibre, weight, colour) Sock it to me Puzzle in yellow/pink/blue/fair isle colour 719, sock-weight, wool/nylon designed to out-last the cockroaches and Cher, 60 g total (276 yards/252 m)

Needles: (size, material, style) 2 x 2.75 mm aluminium circular needles

vortical fo1Knitting style: (for stitch patterns) English for toe, foot and leg, combination for heel and ribbing

Heel and toe style: Toe-up; Judy’s magic cast on for toe, standard wedge toe, wrapped short row heel

Modifications: Knit toe-up with short row heel

Notes: Really simple, easy to memorise sock pattern which works well with self-striping and handpainted yarns.

The socks really, really want to bias so when they are on the foot, the instep pattern is desperate to skip off your foot!

Anyway, I’ve sucessfully completed another pair for the Sockdown Challenge on Ravelry (this was January’s challenge of a sock pattern from an online magazine)!