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FO: Sideways Socks

Posted by Andi on July 3, 2011

Sideways Socks
Pattern: Sideways Sock by Judith Durant
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock in S185
Needles: US 1
Date started: June 6, 2011
Date completed: July 3, 2011

Sideways Socks

I had several problems knitting the second sock (the one with the purple cuff and dark blue toe). I dropped a stitch on the foot of the sock, and didn’t realize it until I went to graft the two sides of the foot together and I was a stitch off. Similarly, I messed up the toe decreases somehow because I ended up with eight toe stitches on one needle and seven on the other. Oh well, I made it work.

Sideways Socks

I didn’t want the socks to look alike, so I knit the first sock from the outside of the skein and the second sock from the inside of the skein. I know most knitters knit from the center of a skein, but I hate it. The few times I’ve tried it the yarn has always come out of the center tangled, and this was no exception. It was really irritating to pull some yarn out of the center, then have to untangle it before I could knit. Ugh!

Sideways Socks

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