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Daphne Socks
Finished
October 15, 2012
November 15, 2012
Project info
Daphne Socks
Daphne by Cookie A
Knitting
Jenny
large
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Indigodragonfly Merino Silk 4 ply Sock
none left in stash
1 skein = 430.0 yards (393.2 meters), 100 grams
EweKnit
Notes

Christmas knitting begins now.

This was the perfect combination of pattern and yarn. I am thrilled with how these came together, and enjoyed every moment of knitting them up.

I used Cat Bordhi’s trick for Slim and Trim SSKs for both the gusset decreases and the toe shaping. If you’ve never tried it, you will be amazed. I never thought my ssks were so bad, but honestly, they’re so nice now I can’t imagine ever not modifying a pattern so I could use this trick.

The pattern calls for a sport-weight yarn, but subbing in the indigodragonfly worked really well, so I wouldn’t worry too much if you can’t find a sport weight you like. I should say, though, that the Merino Silk 4-ply is on the heavier end of fingering weight yarns, so if you’re eyeing something super-fine, double check your gauge.

Over all, I love these socks, and although I kind of want them for myself, I can’t wait to give them away.

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October 15, 2012
November 15, 2012
 
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by Indigodragonfly
Fingering
50% Merino, 50% Silk
430 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: August 13, 2012
  • Project created: October 15, 2012
  • Finished: November 16, 2012
  • Updated: March 11, 2017
  • Progress updates: 4 updates