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


Star Toe Decrease

Notice how nicely the star toe decrease finishes off the last leaves. The whole sock pattern is so well thought out. This is the first time I used the star toe decrease, it won't be the last. I have just turned the heel on the second sock, I expect to have these puppys on my feet in the very near future. Usually I don't like to do a pattern more then once. But I think I will probably do this again, maybe fall colors or red for a nifty pair of holiday socks. Ok not that warm on a freezing day, but pretty counts for something too.
I followed the pattern as written, except for cutting the yarn for the gusset pickups. I have done this with self patterning yarns to keep the flow of the pattern on the sock the same. This yarn is so soft and fine, I didn't want to risk, having a weak spot at the heel. What I did was start the heel turn on the wrong side. When I finished the heel turn I was on the knit side and just continued to the gusset pickup. But you could just knit an extra row, if you start the heel turn on the knit side. Either way works. I also think the 2.75mm needle is a bit large for this yarn. It works well in the leg and foot, but the whole gusset pick up and decrease area are a bit thin looking to me. I didn't want to go down a needle size with this pattern as I was afraid the lace would come out to stretched looking. On the second sock I am working now I have gone down to a 2.50mm for the heel turn/gusset area. We shall see how that works out. I don't loose sleep over how it looks, as it will be inside my shoe.As long as there are no holes I am a happy girl. And I doubt even I will ever be looking at the side of my foot. Not with all those beautiful leaves.
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By Suzann
On Wednesday, March 22, 2006
At 3/22/2006 08:12:00 AM
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Blogger Mona strickt Says:

Hello Suzann,
thank you for letting me know how much you appreciate my pattern! I love to hear from people who knit the socks and what they have to say about it.

I actually knit them on 2.5 mm needles - I rather like a tight tension on socks.

Your socks look lovely, good job! I like the yarn, too.

Greetings from Montreal,


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