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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy

 

Done Baby Done


Done and done. The pattern was a dream to work. The yarn super soft. The color is too intense in this picture. It is an icy blue. The yarn a superwash merino is really too soft and stretchy for socks, at least in this pattern. I think I will save the rest of superwash for scarves and such. Even though the socks are machine washed and dried, the socks began to spread quickly as I walked around in them. They didn't wrinkle under foot, but they were much larger after an hour on the foot. Still I like them and will wear them. I am beginning to think that while you can makes socks from any yarn you wish, when you use non sock yarn the results may not be as planned. The socks I started using the Little Leaf pattern are being worked in non sock fingering weight yarn. The yarn is lovely but is much too stretchy for the pattern. I think I will frog this and try the pattern is a regular sock yarn. Live and learn troops. I have just charted the Yukon Leaves pattern. I find it easier to work from a chart. I am now the proud owner of some knitting symbol fonts. So in future my charts should look more normal.Posted by Picasa

By Suzann
On Wednesday, March 29, 2006
At 3/29/2006 09:27:00 PM
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Blogger Larjmarj Says:

JUST gorgeous! I am a leaf motif freak. My house looks like a forest! Where is the pattern available, Online I hope .... Marj

 
 
Blogger Suzann Says:

Thank you :)
Interweave Knits Winter 2005. Have you seen the Yukon Leaves pattern? It is online
http://www.woolandwood.freewebspace.com/yukonleaves.htm
I charted that one, because the pattern is all text.
I think it must be spring, cause I am feeling really leafy :D

There is also the Cascadeing Leaves pattern from Jean Townsend. You need to join the Yahoo group, but the pattern is free and very pretty
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TownsendSocksKnitALong/?yguid=198876115
Thanks for the comment

 
 
Blogger Alice Says:

well done, they came out lovely, I'm going to do some for my mum soon that pattern does read like it be so good

 
 
Blogger Jessica Says:

I love your socks! Thanks for the advice on the knitter's review website, I joined the yahoo group and look forward to making socks.

I am pretty sure I'll never be as advanced as to make the socks you did! They truly are beautiful! I love the pattern too.
Jessica Y.

 
 
Blogger Steph Says:

These are beautiful! Lovely color.

 
 
Blogger Emma Says:

So beautiful! hee hee, I just printed the Yukon Leaves and am actually working on a pair of Cascading Leaves. I must be a leaf motif freak too.

 
 
Blogger brooks Says:

Wow, those sure are purty! :)

 

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