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I have recently discovered the Magic Loop method of knitting socks and am kicking myself for not having tried it sooner. It’s quick, simple and also very handy if you’re like me and have a habit of accidentally pulling dpns out of the stitches.
So I combined my new favourite technique with my annual gift knitting to come up with these socks, which are designed with an ultra-stretchy lace pattern that comfortably fits a multitude of calf sizes, as often it’s hard to make a garment that fits perfectly without asking a load of questions, which ruins the surprise. The yarn is a shimmery merino/tencel blend, which looks luxurious and makes a special pair of handknitted socks even more so.
17th June 2010: Not an error, but the heel turn directions have been edited to make them clearer. :-)