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lacy ribs socks

lacy ribs socks
More socks, y’all!

I am on a roll. This is the third pair I’ve finished in recent months, after not knitting any for years. (And yes, I’ve started another pair! Jaywalkers! Only ten years late.)

This pair is Lacy Ribs Socks, from the book Socks From the Toe Up, which I love. The yarn is The Woolen Rabbit Harmony, which I also love, rescued from an already-knit single sock that never worked for my foot shape. These are much better! I do love me a nice heel flap.

lacy ribs socks

See details of mine on Ravelry.


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working through the stash : lace and cable socks

cable & lace
I bought this yarn at the same time I bought the yarn in yesterday’s post. In my ongoing effort to knit through much of my stash, I decided on these lace and cable socks from Socks from the Toe Up. I adore knitting socks from the toe up, especially two at a time…I feel like I have more control over how much yarn I’m using!

These socks have some nice geometric lace going up the front of the socks and a lovely tiny cable up each side.

cable & lace
cable & lace

The yarn is Done Roving Frolicking Feet and it looked much less variegated in the skein, but I love how it turned out! Mostly dark, dark blue with bits of dark red, green, even pale yellow.

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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working through the queue : hedera socks

Hedera

I’d had these queued for ages, y’all. Ages. They’re Hedera, from 2006. I’ve had the intended yarn for nearly as long, 2010, maybe? My goal this year is to work through both my queue and my stash, buying as few new patterns and as little yarn as possible.

(Did I recently buy patterns for a shawl and sweaters for the kids? Yep. Did I just buy new yarn to make a sweater? Indeed. Did I just buy new sock yarn for my birthday? Absolutely. Hush now.)

The pattern is a fun, easy to memorize lace and the yarn is Dye Dreams Twinkle Toes, which is sadly discontinued. It’s a 50/50 merino/tencel blend, shiny and soft. It looks fabulous with this pattern and really shows the stitch definition. I would totally buy more if I could!

My only complaint about the socks is that the heel flap is rather obscenely tall. I think if I were to knit them again, I might shorten it by as much as half.

Hedera

See the details of mine on Ravelry.