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Film Noir Socks
Two at Once, Toe-Up Magic Loop Socks by Knit Picks Design Team
For the clown feet
Needle and yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Sweet Paprika Designs Vivace
460 yards in stash
1.5 skeins = 345.0 yards (315.5 meters), 75 grams
The Loopy Ewe
December 26, 2009

3/7/10: I developed a hole near the heel of one sock. It wasn’t due to wear. I think I dropped a stitch or did something funky with the yarn.

Darning didn’t fix it so I’ve ripped back to the foot and am reknitting the sock. I love these socks too much to give up on them.

3/14/10: I cast off the socks this afternoon. My plan of knitting one pair of socks a month this year is woefully behind. This is pair one and it’s already March 14th.

I liked this yarn a lot. Each skein had a couple of knots, but I was able to work them out without cutting.


  • CO 6
  • Increase to 72
  • 7” foot before heel flap
  • 2” heel flap
  • Continue heel pattern for a few rows after decreases are finished in order to make a larger heel flap.
  • 4.25” leg after heel flap
  • 2” cuff in 2x2 ribbing

3/8/10: I finished the first cuff tonight. I still have to bind it off, but I’m going to finish the second cuff and do them together.

2/24/10: Both gussets are done and I’m knitting up both legs.

2/14/10: I’ve picked up the gusset and started up the leg of one sock.

1/26/10: I’m home sick from work and completed both heel flaps and both heel turns.

1/23/10: Both feet are done.

1/9/10: I increased to 72.

These socks are coming along nicely. The yarn is a joy to knit and I love the striping.

I cast on the second sock today

1/1/10: I’m a classic movie nerd. I have to own a color called Film Noir! And to complete the dorkdom…I have to knit them while on my Humphrey Bogart kick.

I cast on 6 for these socks.

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by Sweet Paprika Designs
Light Fingering / 3 ply
100% Merino
230 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: January 2, 2010
  • Finished: March 14, 2010
  • Updated: March 7, 2011