Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sock trio: heels

The three cuff-down sock pairs now on my needles use two main types of heel: afterthought and flap-and-gusset heels. In “Riot of Color” on the left, the flap and heel turn in one color only stand out from the colorwork. … Continue reading

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Sock trio: the yarns

Yarns for socks come in myriad varieties! Here’s a glimpse of the yarns I am now knitting into socks. First, the most traditional is Tilli Tomas Artisan Sock. It is 90% ultrafine Australian Merino wool and 10% nylon. The wool … Continue reading

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Sock trio: blip of the wrong color and making it right

I was sitting on a terrace, knitting, and spending a little too much time talking with pals and gazing at the lake. Then I looked at my two-color sock-in-progress and immediately saw I had made a mistake in the color … Continue reading

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Sock trio: decorative edges

All three pairs of socks now part of my homage to Stephanie van der Linden’s designs are cuff-down designs. And all three have a decorative edge at the cuff. “On the Aran Isle” has a narrow hem with picots along … Continue reading

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Sock trio: the needles

While setting out to knit three more pairs of socks from Stephanie van der Linden’s glorious book, Around the World in Knitted Socks, I decided to restrict my choices to yarns and needles I already had. I should have plenty … Continue reading

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Sock trio: where I begin

It is officially time to celebrate the sock designs of Stephanie van der Linden! And the best way to do that? By knitting some of her designs, of course! The English-language translation I knit from is Around the World in … Continue reading

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