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


Yukon Leaves

originally uploaded by Suzann.
Regia sock yarn from Elann.com. I decided that the picot hem would be fun to try. I practiced a bit with some scrap yarn then cast on. I am a fairly tight knitter. After I finished the picot bit I moved on the the leg part. I was almost to the heel flap when I decided to try the thing on. The picot hem was so tight I couldn't get it over my instep. Just for a moment I thought I might be able to block it to the right measurement. In the end I frogged the whole thing and started over again.
As per online instructions I had made the picot part with a smaller needle, so it wouldn't be bulky. Damn the bulk, I went up a needle size and then when the bind off came I stretched between each bind off set. While not as stretchy as ribbing, it now fits.
I did this flat, I found doing it in the round so fiddly as to be mind ripping. Feel free to work in the round though
Picot Hem:
Cast on the number of stitches you need for your cuff. It has to be an even number of stitches.

Knit 3 rows, this decided how high the hem is (since I knitted flat, it was SS stitch)

Yo, K 2tog across

Knit 3 rows

Now the tricky part. You need to pick up one of the cast on row stitches and bind it off with one of the live stitches. Most directions tell you to use a provencal cast on. I am just to lazy. I ran a smaller circular needle through the cast on stitches. I lifted up a cast on stitch and placed it on the left needle then did the K2 tog. It worked fine for me. But I do everything backwards. Let me know if I left anything out. Or was more then normally confusing.
It is a pretty edge for a pair of socks.
After you finish the bind off you will notice one side is purled one side is knit. I liked the purl side, it looks like a nice divider between the hem and the beginning of the pattern. So pick the side you like the best. After a few rows of pattern work, I went back and sewed up the edge with the cast on yarn end.


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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

The socks look great Suzann

Blogger Emma Says:

Those socks are going to be really beautiful. Nice job!

Anonymous Angela Says:

This sock pattern is so pretty! I also love the embossed leaves socks. It's been years since I've knit a pair of socks; I've got several versions of sock yarn in my stash now and I think I may finally have to use some. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog, by the way.

Blogger Bri McStan Says:

Suzann, Loved your sock pattern but couldn't believe the time you posted! You are a gamer- I love that.


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