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September 5, 2011

posted by soe 3:29 am

You might all remember this post I wrote back in mid-July, where I had reached a cross-roads with my pair of socks:

Skews on Hold

Poorly tied knots in both skeins of yarn meant that I could not just knit my pair of socks straight on until morning. Instead I either had to had to find a way to match up the stripes (which involved cutting) and possibly run short of yarn or live with mis-matched (and mis-sequenced) socks.

What I wanted everyone to tell me (and which you all did, down to a comment) was to go the harder route and cut the yarn.

I am pleased to report that due to a pot of gold at the end of my rainbows, the cut sections of yarn happened to partially match the other ends of both balls, so I did not run short of yarn (had they not, it would have been a problem and I would have had to get creative).

Rainbow Brite Skews

I finished the pair late Wednesday night.

Skews, from Behind

I can’t begin to tell you how delighted I am with them.

I also can’t begin to tell you how glad I am that I followed Laura’s advice and went up two needle sizes after the inner ankle. They are still a smidge tight at the ankle because of the socks’ unusual construction, but they’re wearable and they could still loosen up a bit after I wash them.

Got My Dressy Duds On

The pattern is Skew, the yarn is Regia Nation (acquired in the Yarn Aboard 2 swap back in 2006 (coincidentally I managed to finish knitting the yarn from my Iceland-based partner the week I booked tickets to Reykjavik)), and I used 2.25mm and 2.75mm circular needles to knit them on.

Clearly My Socks Won't Match My Wardrobe

Obviously, I will not have any problem finding shoes to match.

Category: knitting. There is/are 3 Comments.

Those socks are awesome! And I love the shoelaces, too!

Comment by Grey Kitten 09.08.11 @ 8:10 pm

@GK: Thank you!

Comment by soe 09.14.11 @ 1:18 am

i know i’m a million years late in saying this but…GLAD I CAN HELP 😀 the designer of skew talked on her blog about adding short rows and i was all “whuuuuuuuuuut” so i went up a size. yours turns out fabulously!!!

Comment by laura 09.28.11 @ 6:48 pm