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August 5 2010
August 17 2010
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Fagoting Rib Socks
Faggoting Ribs Sox with Ruffle by Claudia Tietze
Needles & yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Zwerger Garn Opal Uni Solid 4 ply
1 skein = 465.0 yards (425.2 meters), 100 grams
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Really enjoying these so far. I’ve been on the Six Sox Knitalong group for years, but never post there as I’m kind of done with mailing lists and I’m not good at keeping up with stuff like that. So I admit to lurking for the patterns. I rarely read posts. When I saw this pattern, it went straight into my queue, and after I got a quick beading lesson from Eirwen at KnitNation in July, I decided to start simple, with this little pair of socks, since I understand socks.

So far, they’re a dream to knit; the fagoting pattern (even if it is an approved alternate spelling, I just can’t seem to spell it with two Gs) is simple but interesting, and the bead chart was loads of fun and knittable on the Tube.

This morning, I went round to look at what other folks had done with these socks, since I think I’m about ready to start the heel, and I was amazed at all the projects. The socks seem to look lovely, no matter what wool they’re made in, the mark of a very good pattern.

One knitter said the chart didn’t work well on magic loop; for me, it’s working perfectly but this might be because I tend to make all socks magic loop and I’m used to dealing with any weirdness that comes along.

The only thing I really don’t like about the pattern so far is that no measurements are given for sizes, just ‘small’ and ‘large’. So when I first started knitting these, I was working with Cherry Tree Hill in a gorgeous brushed purple colourway, and the socks would have been so big (even for me!) that I could have rented them out to a family of gremlins for living space when not using them to cover my boots in the snow. I restarted with the Opal, a thinner sock wool, and 2.5mm needles instead of the 2.75s I started with, and they still seem big, but not so big that old women who live in shoes could use them for full-home decoration schemes.

About to start the heel over some television, on a rainy day home sick.

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by Zwerger Garn
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
465 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: August 3, 2010
  • Project created: August 7, 2010
  • Updated: August 17, 2010
  • Progress updates: 3 updates