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Sunshine and dragons socks
March 30 2018
July 23 2018
Project info
Sunshine and dragons socks
Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
15 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch on 2.75 mm needle
289 yards
Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye
0.16 skeins = 57.1 yards (52.2 meters), 16 grams
Knitologie Superwash Sock
568 yards in stash
0.58 skeins = 232.0 yards (212.1 meters), 58 grams

Teri’s first sock KAL! I traded her some Tosh for the Knitologie yarn ages ago. Not really my colors, but I love the way it’s knitting up, and the gold Hawthorne really brings out the speckles.

I cast on 56 stitches and worked 15 rounds 2x2 rib.

April 15, 2018

The leg is 8 1/2” long and now I’m thinking the fabric is too loose, so I’m going to change to a 2.5 mm needle for the foot.

July 22, 2018

I worked about 7” more on the 2.5 mm needles, then worked the toes, decreasing down to 20 stitches. The toes measure 1 3/4”, so I’m cutting in the heels at 6 3/4”.

July 23, 2018

Another pair of warm socks! The legs are nice and long, about mid-calf length, so the looser gauge at the top is fine. I don’t like the long-tail cast-on at the cuff; I don’t think it’s stretchy enough.

When I washed these socks to block them the Knitologie yarn bled, so the white stripes are pale blue now. I don’t mind the way that looks.

I really like the Hawthorne yarn, it’s thick and squishy and just slightly tonal. I’d love to make another pair of socks in just that.

Even though these socks are really long, (about 4” longer than my sock blockers) they didn’t use much yarn. I was hoping they’d get me closer to my Stash Dash goal.

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by Knit Picks
80% Wool, 20% Nylon
357 yards / 100 grams
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by Knitologie
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
400 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: March 29, 2018
  • Updated: July 23, 2018
  • Progress updates: 4 updates