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Archive for November 8th, 2003

“Halloween Sox” for Brian

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

When we were at Midwest Ukefest, I finished this pair of sox for Brian. I finished them on Halloween, sort of perfect for the colorway.

The yarn was a gift to me from Rob and Matt of Threadbear Fiberarts. It is Meilenweit sockyarn, something I’d not tried before. I liked it.

I made the sox top down with an afterthought/peasant heel. I marked the place where the heel belonged, with waste yarn on half the stitches and continued to knit a tube , finishing the toe. Then I went back, pulled out the waste yarn, and knit heels. I reknit one toe twice to get the stripes to match well. I reknit the heels several times to get them to look about right as well. I’m very pleased. I love how self-striping yarns look with an afterthought heel, there is no distortion on the front of the instep.

Oh, you can’t see it much here, but even though I knit from the inside of the ball for both sox, the stripes came out in a different order. I lined up the navy stripes on both sox to keep some sameness, but one toe ends in green and one toe ends in orange. It looks interesting but not bad at all.

Brian says they fit perfectly. Woohoo! More afterthought heels are coming his way.