Poppy Patchwork

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Pink and perfect

My 2nd pair of socks finished

 For my sock leftover blanket
 Next pair
Started already

I made the tops of these socks shorter, they do feel better on, my blue ones were too long. I used Drops Fabel, superwash sock yarn, which is 75% wool and 25% Polyamide. I am allergic to lanolin and I don't normally wear wool, but my feet are tougher, so these should be OK.
I knitted on the magic loop until I got to the toes and then went back on 4 double ended needles, I enjoyed the loop once I got my yarn in order. I am now knitting tighter, I normally knit loose, so using the 4DPN's was much easier, but I loved knitting both socks together, is saved having to count a second time, and all the way through I knew the socks matched.
I have already chosen my next colourway, I wanted to come away from the self striping, and choose the pinks, I will make the top, heal and toes in the bright pink. I will have to do these on 4DPN's as I only have one ball of the deep pink.
I will use some of the lighter pink yarn to finish off my leftover yarn squares, to hopefully be made into a blanket at some time in the future. That will make another 5 squares made, this idea I copied from Jo at Through the keyhole.
I may have ordered some hand-dyed yarn this week, I place the blame with Jo and Pam, they keep showing me their wonderful yarns and finishes


  1. Love the socks, when I knit 2 at a time with only one ball I just wind some off and weigh the ball till I have 25 gm. I like my sock quite short, just long enough to show a little over my ankle boots. I will happily shoulder the blame.

  2. Ha ha, I told you once you started knitting socks you'd be hooked, just wait till you get that hand dyed yarn too, another addiction there. I'm looking forward to seeing what you chose. These socks look great, I usually knit a longer leg but I'm knitting some for Eleanor which have a shorter leg as she doesn't like them quite as long.

  3. My favourite colour is pink!
    Love the socks …

    All the best Jan

  4. I'm sure we said sock knitting was addictive and so was sock wool stashing lol. They look wonderful, nice warm feet for you this winter.



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