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


Mata Hari

Mata Hari socks from Steph at http://craftoholic.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_craftoholic_archive.html
The pattern is both simple and elegant. Email Steph for the pattern. You need to have knit socks before as the pattern is just for the spiral pattern, you supply the ribbing, heel and toe.
Worked with Opal prototype in a deep denim blue. From http://stores.ebay.com/Astrids-Dutch-Obsessions
I wish I could get more, but it was limited availability. The scan is way to light.
Size US 1 (2.50mm) Addi needles on 60 stitches.
I thought this might be too tight for me, but the yo give a lot of stretch. There is just enough counting to keep it interesting, but enough plain rounds to coast on. An enjoyable knit Posted by PicasaPosted by Picasa


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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

A stupid question? I would like to know why they are called "mata hari" socks. I would be thankful if you reply. thanks

Blogger Suzann Says:

I think the designer explains that in the link I posted. I don't remember to be honest. Maybe cause they are sinuous ? Slinky like the original Mata Hari?
It is an easy pattern to knit. You only need to be able to count to 8

Thanks for stopping by

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Thank you. I checked and it says "don't ask me why". Maybe you are right, the sinuosity. Also Mata Hari was Dutch so probably that's another reason too.
You are welcome. And by the way, you do a very nice job.

Have a good day!

Blogger Emma Says:

Those are looking really pretty. I love the (I'm sure, deceptive) simplicity of the pattern. And the color is lovely.


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