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May 1, 2007

posted by soe 11:57 pm

I wanted to share photos of the socks I sent off to my Bloomin Feet pal earlier today. They may now be the knitted object I am most proud of having made.

Bloomin Feet Sock #2, Side View

Bloomin Feet Sock #2, Front View

The socks are made from Woolarina yarn, a local vendor I adore. The yarn is a 50-50 merino-tencel blend in the Kelp colorway, and the photos really don’t convey how lovely the shine is or how much the yarn reminds me of the sea. The pattern is the Zokni Sock from Minty. I had a hard time getting gauge, so the sock was knit on three different needle sizes — 3mm for the leg, 2.75mm for the foot, and 2.25mm for the heel flap, heel turn, and toe.

All Blocked!

Other than messing with needle size, the only change I made to the pattern was altering the short-row heel to be an eye-of-partridge heel flap. The pattern is a detailed one, as you can see below, but I think the variegated yarn really suited it.

Bloom Details

Someone who has yet to receive her Bloomin Feet package will be the new owner of these socks — and I hope she will like them as much as I do. I will definitely be making myself a pair of these in the future.

I have to say that this was a lot of fun to do, even if I was quite nervous at each stage of the game — picking out a yarn I thought my pal would like, finding a pattern to suit the yarn, and trying to make a sock fit a far-off foot I’ve never met. Thanks, Amanda, for hosting another fun exchange and for inviting me to take part.

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