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Archive for July 10th, 2007

Susan’s Fast Florida Footies!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

fastfloridafootiesbysusan.JPGSusan wrote to the Socknitters Yahoo email group that she had knit socks recently with Cascade Fixation yarn. This yarn is unique in that it’s cotton with elastane/lycra.

For a long time Fixation was nearly the only cotton yarn I liked for socks (though it is thicker than standard sockyarn). I designed a few patterns in this yarn, and always like to check out what others knit up in the stuff.

I was delighted when I clicked on Susan’s link and found a photo of her Fast Florida Footies (also referred to as the FFF), my pattern, in that yarn. I wrote to ask her if I might link to her blog post (her blog is called Dog-Lover’s Yarn), and she said:

Of course you may! Thanks for such a great pattern! I have diabetes so I baby my feet and this is a particularly good pattern because the sole is purled…

Thank you, Susan, for such a great vote of confidence. For those out there who do not know this pattern yet, it is free in size XS on my website to let knitters preview my style of pattern-writing before they decide whether they want to buy any of my patterns.

Many socknitters know how to adjust a one-size pattern to their own size, but if you don’t know how or don’t want to go through the hassle, I also sell a formatted version of the FFF pattern in 8 sizes, from infant 0 to ladies L. You can buy the eight-size version on paper (sent first-class mail) at my own shopping cart. You can also get it as a PDF email attachment through my Etsy shop, http://colorjoy.etsy.com

(Added later: Photo by Susan, posted here with her permission.)