More Socks

Yes, again. What can I say? I’m a little bit obsessed, and want to get as many pairs as I can before the obsession fades.

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This one is a very quick and easy pattern, and only took me a month since I stopped to make the sleep sack in the middle. Otherwise, I estimate it to be a week’s worth of knitting, even with working weekdays.

The pattern is very intriguing, with broad brushstrokes of ‘cables’ made increases and decreases. I always thought it looked a bit like a mummy splitting its wrappings, but in a fresh green colour it does look quite tree bark like. Also, while knitting it turns out very long and narrow. However, the pattern relies on a lot of negative ease to strech and show off the faux cables, so be sure to choose a springy yarn.

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Also, I believe this is the first time I’ve actually used Malabrigo Sock to make actual socks! I love the fabric — very fine and smooth, like commercial socks — let’s see how well it wears. The colour, “Turner”, was insanely difficult to photograph. Every camera turned it into a washed out khaki! The colour is truest in the picture against the patterned cushion.

Pattern: Elm
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, “Turner”, 0.7 skeins
Needles: 2.25mm dpn
Ravelled: here


4 thoughts on “More Socks

  1. ooh, that is a gorgeous design, and a great colour for it. I haven’t seen that Elm pattern before. it looks gorgeous, but I like that you can memorize it.

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