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November 12 2016
December 14 2016
Project info
Christmas Socks
Vanilla Socks [Toe-up & afterthought heel] by Carle' Dehning
Knitting
Ali and Avery
Ali -size 6.5 feet 54 stitches. Avery 22 stitches
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Abi Grasso Self Striping Sock
1035 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 345.0 yards (315.5 meters), 75 grams
Fresh From the Cauldron SW Stripe 80/20
400 yards in stash
Notes

Confetti Socks:
Adult Small:

  • Use size 0 (2.0 mm) needle.
  • Cast on 12 figure 8. Increase to 54.
  • 3 green rows start heel.
  • 2 inches above heel then ribbing.
  • 2x2 rib for 3 inches.

Child (small 4 year old)

  • use size 0 (2.0 mm) needl3
  • figure 8 c/o 8 each side
  • increase each row for 2 rows, then knit plain row until 22 stitches
  • 6 stitches in middle of heel (could have been 8)
  • 1x1 rib for cuff.

Yarn Note - soaking water turned pink, but the confetti stripes didn’t pick up the red dye.
- yes, I know - I could have done an afterthought heel, or a contrast colour to keep my stripes in order. Didn’t have either the time or the inclination to be that picky.

Both socks together took 75 grams of yarn.

Prior Notes from candy stripe socks with green accents:

Not sure if I like this rounded toe. Also, these may be too loose. Waiting until I can get a cardboard cut-out of recipient’s foot. Turned out 56 stitches on size 2.25 mm was too large. Re-start with Christmas Confetti yarn.

Contrast green toe, heel and cuff, with candy cane red and white stripes for the rest.

Magic loop
Round toe notes from here
CO 18
Work rounded toe:
Knit CO round
Rnd 2-5: Increase 4st each round (34st)
Rnd 6: Knit
Rnd 7-8: Increase (42st)
Rnd 9: Knit
Rnd 10-11: Increase (50st)
Rnd 12: Knit
Rnd 13: Increase (54st)
Rnd 14-15: Knit
Rnd 16: Increase 1 each half (56 st)
Rnd 17-20 Knit

Change yarn to red/white stripe. Start with white.

76 grams striped yarn; 43 grams green.

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Finished
November 12 2016
December 14 2016
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Fingering
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
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  • Project created: August 11, 2016
  • Finished: December 14, 2016
  • Updated: December 24, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates