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Friday, April 09, 2021

Sock On!

Homely socks

I've finished the first of my Home for Tea socks (the pattern is Homely Socks*, the colorway is Afternoon Tea), and I'm ready to start the heel flap of the second sock.  This pattern has three sizes in it for 56, 64, and 72 stitch socks, which makes it adaptable not only to more feet sizes, but also more yarn weights.  Usually I work a 64 stitch sock in fingering weight yarn on US 1's (2.25 mm), but this yarn (Teal Torch Knits, Evelyn) is a light fingering weight.  I decided to knit them using the largest (72 stitch) size, using US 0's (2 mm).  This means more stitches, but I'll have a sock that will wear better since I'm getting 10 stitches to the inch in this finer yarn.  It's nice that the pattern has these variations, because then it's also easy to use a heavier fingering weight or even sport weight yarn as well.

I hope to finish this first pair this weekend, but I should probably make some decisions about what socks I want to knit next (and get the yarn wound)!  Have a great weekend!

* I looked up homely and one of the definitions according to the Wordbook app is "having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable."  The designer is Ukrainian so she may have chosen the pattern name based on that part of the definition instead of the meaning usually attached by native English speakers of plain or unattractive.



Anonymous Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits said...

These socks are looking lovely! It's a great yarn/pattern combination.

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