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Sock strategy Friday, 6th November 2009

Filed under: Poll,Socks — Brijit @ 11:30 am
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I just got to wondering how many people go toe-up or cuff-down on their socks? Myself, it depends on my mood. If I have a limited wool supply, I usually go toe-up, to get as much out of it as possible, but otherwise I normally start at the cuff, as I don’t mind Kitchener stitch, and I find it more robust than a figure-8 cast on.

So, if anyone does happen to read this, please take a moment to let me know your preference, if you do, indeed have one!


Bamboo socks

Filed under: Photos,Socks — Brijit @ 11:18 am
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Bamboo Socks

The promised photo, cute, eh?

So I call them bamboo socks not only ‘cos they’re in bamboo yarn, but also because I used a 2×1 rib, and that sort of makes me think of bamboo.

Normally I reinforce toes and heels with heel stitch, but this time I didn’t, since I used small needles, and so the knit is very dense anyway (they’re winter socks). I knit from the toes up, using a figure of 8 cast on, a heel-flap with wrapped short-rows for shaping and finally a tubular bind off, which has a nice effect, though I should have reduced the stitches up there. Still, the ribbing holds the socks up nicely anyway.

I would have made them a little longer, but each sock is nearly a ball of wool, and I didn’t have a source to get a third in, so never mind!


Bamboo socks Thursday, 5th November 2009

Filed under: Socks — Brijit @ 6:47 pm
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So I’ve already finished a pair of bamboo socks for my brother. They are in a nice bamboo yarn, which I love for socks as it is strong and silky, and is said to have antibacterial properties, perfect for smelly boy feet!

I’ll pop a photo up tomorrow with a few details of the pattern, I haven’t posted them yet as there is a strike over the channel (which makesĀ  a nice change!) and I’d rather avoid them getting lost in the millions of letters that must be stacking up in Her Maj’s red vans.