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Project info
yakawow socks
Knitting
breezy people
Needle and yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Sock
880 yards in stash
1 skein = 440.0 yards (402.3 meters), 100 grams
Brown
Stash Yarns in London, Greater London
Notes

A pair of socks, toe-up. I did them one at a time, which is unusual for me these days (I normally use “magic loop” to work two at at time). I wanted to try out the new square dpn’s I was given for my birthday.

The bobbles are braille. It spells out the word “yakawow” repeatedly in three columns (it’s sort of a nod to the streams of code in the Matrix film posters). It’s not much use as braille (the socks are too squishy, and my knitting isn’t regular enough), but I like the idea of a coded message stitched into the texture of the socks.

If you want to understand what yakawow means, this blogpost explains it quite well. There is a special connection between yakawow (or rather “yuck and wow”) and socks, for full details watch this. It also explains why it’s fitting that I’m knitting them one at a time.

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Finished
April 17 2010
July 22 2010
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
Sock
by Malabrigo Yarn
Light Fingering / 3 ply
100% Merino
440 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: April 17, 2010
  • Finished: July 22, 2010
  • Updated: July 29, 2010