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Finished
March 28 2012
April 29 2012
Project info
Garden Stones
Knitting
Me
Medium with short foot
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
ONline Linie 2 Supersocke Silk Solid
2 skeins = 438.0 yards (400.5 meters), 100 grams
37821
Green
Stitches N Stuff in Longview, Texas
Notes

March 28 Cast on 64 stitches. My intentions are to do a plain ribbed sock. I love this loden green. Did 17 - 2X2 cuff rounds and a single plain round afterward before ribbing begins.

March 29 Have decided to use Charlene Schurch’s Textured Rib Sock from Sensational Knitted Socks to add some texture other than K2, P2.

ETA: Just realized I misread the pattern and have been using a slightly different patterning for part of the rib, but I like it well enough to keep going and not worry about it. For Rounds 5-8 I’ve been knitting K2, P2 instead of what’s in the book. Shrug. I guess it’s now my own… sort of… so there has been a quick name change to Garden Stones since it is not really Ms. Schurch’s pattern anymore.

April 1 Heel Flap Setup: 33 stitches on instep; 31 on flap. A stitch is shifted from left side of back Needle 2 onto left end of Needle 1. This gives even numbers of stitches on either side of running rib and St. # 17 is in the center of the instep. EoP heel flap.

April 3 Used Ms. Schurch’s directions for setting up heel flap and for turning heel on 31 stitches. Before beginning flap knitted back across to start whole flap on the right side. Left off the garter edges of flap.

Did gusset pickup and then knit a single round before beginning decreases. Extra stitch on instep is continued in pattern.

April 11 I finally got an acceptable toe made. They were way too tight and it took many tries and many different toes to get a good one. I ended up changing needles to 2.5 mm and used a tutorial from Betsy McCarthy Knits.

Here is my method based on her formula and 64 stitches:

  1. Knit sock to 15½ repeats of pattern.

  2. Knit 4 plain rounds. This should take me to 1½” from end of foot.

  3. Decrease round.

  4. Plain round.

  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until stitches on needle reach 40 total, 20 instep and 20 on sole. Knit one more plain round.

  6. Decrease every round until there are 16 total stitches, 8 on each needle.

  7. Break off. Kitchener.

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Finished
March 28 2012
April 29 2012
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by ONline
Fingering
55% Merino, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk
219 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: March 29, 2012
  • Finished: April 30, 2012
  • Updated: October 19, 2012
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