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auburnchick
08-15-2009, 05:03 PM
Hi all!

Time for another FO!

First, let me explain the setting of Picture #1.

I woke up to a flat tire this morning. So, knowing I only had the toes of my sock left, I grabbed my knitting and took it with me.

I snuck in the following picture while the technicians were occupied elsewhere…

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The pattern is Rick, from Cookie A’s new book Sock Innovation. You can find corrections to the book here (http://www.interweave.com/corrections/Sock-Innovation.asp). Make sure you print them out before starting this pattern, because there were a couple of slight corrections in the instructions for this pattern.
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The yarn is Cascade Heritage, colorway 5607. It’s more of a cranberry red. It took 75 grams to make this pair. Because it’s 75% merino, the socks are soft and warm.

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I began this project on August 4th and finished today, August 15.

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I used size 1 1/2 needles and, fortunately, the socks fit! There is a Sock Innovation (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sock-innovation---a-cookie-kal) group on Ravelry, and my research made me a little concerned. People who knit this pattern found it ran a little small.


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I’ve gotta tell you that I LOVE Cookie A’s patterns. The directions in this pattern were very easy to follow. It’s amazing how simply arranging a few stitches this way or that can create such a beautiful effect!

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One thing I did with this pattern was scan the charts for the feet. Yes…I said feet. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the “striping” on each sock goes in different directions, so each leg and foot has different charts. After scanning them, I used a highlighter to mark through each round I completed. This enabled me to see where I was at a glance.

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The pattern looks like it would be difficult, but it really wasn’t! This is a pattern where you definitely can “read” your knitting and know instantly (with few exceptions) if you’re knitting the wrong stitch.

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I think that this is one of my favorite pair of socks. It’s vibrant and has a lacy look that is very feminine.

lelvsdgs
08-15-2009, 09:30 PM
:notworthy: :thud: Those are amazing! The color is beautiful and the socks look great on you... glad to hear you like the book. I've been thinking of getting it for myself. Great job!

bambi
08-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Nathalie, love the socks and you are a riot, sneaking a pic at the tire place! :roflhard: :roflhard:

Bambi

auntcrafty
08-15-2009, 09:56 PM
:heart: :inlove:

Love them! Great work!

maniago
08-16-2009, 09:13 AM
They are stunning!

ArtLady1981
08-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Very beautiful! These are top flight socks! Wow!

wezyus
08-17-2009, 01:07 AM
Beautiful n lovely color

margz3
08-17-2009, 09:46 AM
They are just fabulous Nathalie! I love absolutely everything about them! You are the Queen of sock knitting!! :thumbsup:

Mirl56
08-17-2009, 12:50 PM
Wow, they look great!!

Debkcs
08-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Those are wonderful! Red is my favorite color, and the dropped stitch looks great. :yay:

auburnchick
08-17-2009, 10:11 PM
Those are wonderful! Red is my favorite color, and the dropped stitch looks great. :yay:

Those aren't dropped stitches, if you can believe it. It's simply the way the stitches are arranged. Sooooo simple, I tell you!!

Doublereeder2
08-18-2009, 12:17 AM
Fabulous knitting! I love how the pattern is mirror image :inlove:

margz3
08-18-2009, 09:44 AM
Those aren't dropped stitches, if you can believe it. It's simply the way the stitches are arranged. Sooooo simple, I tell you!!

I thought they were drop sts at first, but on closer inspection you can see they aren't - very clever!!

Ha ha, I ordered the book from my library after seeing yours Nathalie :)

WandaT
08-18-2009, 10:10 AM
GORGEOUS!!! This sounds like something I would do! LOL Love the color!

Dimpledapple
08-21-2009, 07:24 PM
Nathalie, I love these socks!! The stitch looks amazing, the color is my absolute favorite, and the symmetry freak in me really appreciates the mirrored charts :cheering:

Ronda
08-22-2009, 10:45 AM
Gorgeous!!