Foot Accoutrements
January 22, 2012
February 22, 2012

Foot Accoutrements

Project info
Paraphernalia by Taina Anttila
Feet / LegsSocksMid-calf
US 7.5 foot
Needles & yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
392 yards = 2 skeins
Knit Picks Risata
none left in stash
2 skeins = 392.0 yards (358.4 meters), 100 grams
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I’ve had this yarn in my stash for a long time and have used some for other projects1. CO 2 at a time with Judy’s magic cast-on, did the toe increases, and am using the pattern charts. I confess, I thought I knew better what the pattern should be and ended up messing up the first repeat, but I’m on track from here on out and hereby declare the screw-up to be my creative contribution to the sock2.

Ended up frogging back part of heel to decrease the # of decreases3 since my ankles needed more room. It also didn’t help that a round of major cables (you know, the main design, basically) ended up being smack-dab in the middle of the ankle, which made it that much less stretchy. Anyhow …. continuing past the ankle, I shifted the cables 1 column (k3, p1 = column to me) over to the outside of the ankle (so, shifted right for left foot and left for right foot). Ended up increasing 1 column (again, k3, p1 set) after next repeat just to make sure my calves would have enough room. All in all, did 4 repeats of rows 4-27 of chart (including first screw-up). Only a teenie bit of yarn leftover from each skein - maybe 10yds total.

  1. I’ve had it so long, I don’t remember what I’ve used it for. Scrap yarn? Yarn ball wreath? Kid entertainment?

  2. So there. I’m not frogging it back or dropping just the messed up stitches & working them back up. I’ve done it before & I’ll do it again, but not this time. Ommmmmmm.

  3. Achievement unlocked/badge earned for that particular sentence construction.

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42% Cotton, 39% Merino, 13% Nylon, 6% Other
196 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: January 24, 2012
  • Finished: February 23, 2012
  • Updated: March 23, 2013
  • Progress updates: 2 updates