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Swizzle Socks

Knitting
handspun
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in 8 st and 12 rows to 1"
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
UK size 5

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The yarn for these socks was something of an experiment for me. I had purchased a 4 oz bag of merino roving that comprised of 7 pieces of different shades of pink and purple and one piece of natural.
I wanted to see what happened to the colours if I spun the colours randomly in short pieces of about 10 yards and then plied them both against themselves. I was aiming for something along the lines of the effect achieved by the Trekking sock yarns. Having done that, I then wondered what the effect would be if I used one ply of the random colours and one ply of the natural.

The yarn was so lovely that I just had to create a design to show off the subtle differences between them and given the amount of yarn, socks were an obvious choice.

I chose to call them Swizzle because the travelling stitch pattern on the cuff reminded me of a swizzle stick.

Both yarns averaged out at 20wpi. You could use any standard sock yarn to make these socks