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Cotton Candy Socks
May 12 2009
July 4 2011
Project info
Cotton Candy Socks
Yarn Over Cable by Charlene Schurch
Originally: me. They now live with my mom.
Needles & yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Blank
69 yards in stash
0.85 skeins = 392.7 yards (359.1 meters), 85 grams
Gift from Felicia

7/5/11: I am a moron.

I tried on the socks for their photo-shoot and they’re really tight. Damn tight. I can hardly get them over my heel.

:: sigh ::

I’m giving the socks to my mother. She has smaller feet than I do.

7/4/11: I celebrated Independence Day by finishing these socks. I love them, but it took me forever to knit them.


  • CO 6, inc. to 70
  • 7.25” foot
  • 2” heel flap
  • 6” pattern on leg after heel flap
  • 1.5” 3x2 ribbing

1/1/11: I knit each foot to 7.25” and each heel flap to 2”.

12/31/10: I finally picked up these socks again. I still LOVE the yarn and want to wear these socks!

Tonight I knit each foot to 7”.

5/15/09: I cast on 6 and increased to 64 in preparation for the Monkey pattern. However, it would have been too small. I didn’t feel like fiddling with the pattern so I switched to the Yarn Over Cable pattern. I increased to 70 stitches.

I originally wanted to do the Yarn Over Cable on this yarn, so it all worked out!

I finished both toes today and started knitting a small stockinette buffer before I start the pattern.

The picture is black and white because I couldn’t capture the color of the yarn accurately.

5/10/09: My other Monkeys came out perfect, so I’m hoping to replicate that pattern with this yarn. I’ll be following my pattern tweaks from those socks on this pair.

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by Knit Picks
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
462 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: May 10, 2009
  • Finished: July 4, 2011
  • Updated: January 21, 2012
  • Progress updates: 7 updates