Finished Object!

31 Oct

The Sorbet Swirl socks are complete! I am so very happy with these that it will be a bit of a wrench to give them away come Christmas, but I know their intended recipient will love them as much as I do.

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Aren’t they pretty?

The Vital Statistics:
Pattern:
Swirly Girl by Deby Lake for YARN Magazine
Yarn: TOFUtsies colour #847
Needles:
2.25mm & 2.5mm DPNs
Modifications:
I worked them toe-up rather than top-down as called for in the pattern, and used a provisional short-row toe and a reverse gusset heel (I pretty much abandoned the pattern and just superimposed the lace chart onto my standard ‘Autopilot’ socks). I added a little calf-shaping by increasing one stitch in each purl column at the start of the second-last pattern repeat, and then changing to 2.5mm needles for the final repeat and the ribbing. I also did my first ever tubular bind-off, which I love truly, madly, deeply.

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2 Responses to “Finished Object!”

  1. becky c. October 31, 2007 at 10:11 pm #

    Gorgeous!! Good on ya, girlfriend!

  2. amy October 31, 2007 at 11:03 pm #

    You knit those quickly, no? I’m so impressed you can flip patterns cuff-down, toe-up, whatever. I aspire to your sockish smarts. 🙂

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