Introducing…

June 29th, 2007

Lacy Spring Socks!

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Put a spring in your step with these Lacy Spring Socks. An easy lace pattern makes these socks fly off the needles! Knit in RYC Cashcotton 4py (or any fingering weight yarn), these socks are perfect for summer!

The ribbing flows into the lace pattern, which gently flows into the heel and foot. The dutch heel and star toe complete the sock.

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Materials: RYC Cashcotton 4ply [197yds/180m, 50g ball]; color 903; 2 skeins; on size 1 needles with a gauge of 7 sts per inch.

$5.50

Socks, socks, and more socks!

June 21st, 2007

Yes, it’s been awhile, but I’ve been going a little sock crazy. Just look:

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These socks, basking in the morning sun, are from a sock class at Knitting Central. I didn’t take the class, but the teacher (and sock queen), Sally, kindly gave me a copy of the pattern. The lace is beautiful, stunning, and oh so easy. More closeups when I’m finished!

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The second pair of socks in progress are fun socks! I bought the yarn from a charming little shop in Naugatuck, Yarn Knit All. This shop is friendly and welcoming. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend a stop! This pattern is my own – a mock cable pattern, and a variation of an afterthought heel found here. The heel is similar to a star toe, and fits perfectly. Now I just have to start the second sock.

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The third pair of socks on the needles are a Father’s Day gift (Again, sorry Dad, but they’ll be done soon, and they’re wool, so you won’t wear them until the fall! Love you!) This wool is amazing – Rio de la Plata 3-ply. Again a mock cable rib – easy but enough interest so as not to bore me. Not sure yet how the heel and toe will turn out. I’ll figure it out when I get there.

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And finally, a FO! Breeze from the new Knitty. Knit in Panda Cotton. This yarn is so soft and squishy, and so gentle on the foot! And the pattern is pretty amazing too. Such a quick knit for such a stylish sock! They took no time at all. Perfect for summer. And just look at the closeup of the pattern:

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I’m definitely going to make these again!

I’m also putting the finishing touches on a new sock pattern that will be available to purchase and download here. Just a sneak peak:

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Happy Summer!

Oh Baby!

June 8th, 2007

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Pattern: Baby’s First Aran, Nashua Bloom Booklet
Yarn: lane cervinia Madrid, color 2002, 3.5 skeins
Needles: US 7 addi’s
Modifications to pattern: Knit in round up to armholes to avoid seaming
Began: March 3, 2007
Completed: June 3, 2007
Recipient: Caroline House