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You can never have too many red socks
Graphic by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Needle and yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
437 yards = 1 skein
Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk
0 yards in stash
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6 meters), 100 grams
April 14, 2011

Sept 24th Needed something to knit that was a little more mindless and a little more portable than a sweater.

October 10th Not much time to knit lately, but these are still getting a few rows done each night…

I keep making stupid mistakes, but I’m fixing what I can without frogging back and leaving the ones I can’t fix as (cough) “design features.” The mistakes are in places where they won’t show, anyway.

I love the Heritage Silk. This is my second pair of socks using this yarn and it knits up beautifully.

Several options for bind off:

bind off one
bind off two - sewn
bind off four & five

October 24th I finished these sometime last week, and I have to say…

… if I had been completely drunk when I made them, I probably would have made fewer mistakes. I mis-crossed an entire row of cables, fudged the join stitch after the heel so I have tiny holes at my ankles, but I wasn’t about to undo sixteen hours of work for socks. Nope, not gonna do it!

They’re still cute, though, and they fit well, so I’m counting this project a so-so success. Pictures to come as soon as I get off my butt to get some.

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About this yarn
Heritage Silk
by Cascade Yarns
Fingering / 4 ply
85% Merino, 15% Silk
437 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: September 27, 2011
  • Updated: December 11, 2011