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auburnchick 02-11-2009 11:38 PM

FO - Hawaiian Leis Socks
This pattern came from the 2008 Pattern a Day Calendar. The Ravelry link is here.

I used 110g of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport. The color is Georgetown.

This was a super-easy pattern, and it went quickly when I settled down to work on it. It only took me awhile because of various other life obligations. Too bad I can’t be a full-time knitter!

I knit these using two circs (size 1 1/2) – my favorite method.

I completed ten pattern repeats for the legs and ten more for the feet (everything from the heel down).

I adjusted the decreasing on the toes – a first for me that I think worked out nicely since my feet are certainly not narrow. I alternated decreases w/ss until I reached 32 total stitches (16 on each needle). Then I completed two more decrease rounds without the even rounds in between to get me to a total of 24 stitches (12 on each needle). I kitchenered off. Voila! No more pointy toes!

I managed to get my daughter to take a couple of pictures against the background of her room. The green wall makes for lovely photos, if I say so myself!

Here's a close-up...notice the Eye of Partridge pretty and a nice alternative to the slip stitch heel. Directions to make the heel can be found here.

Here's the yarn before it was knit up...

As always, thanks for looking!!! :muah:

mks22300 02-11-2009 11:41 PM

Those are so pretty, great job!

Marria 02-12-2009 12:11 AM

Those are absolutely beautiful Nathalie! :notworthy:

Jan in CA 02-12-2009 12:55 AM

Those are gorgeous!

ritaw 02-12-2009 03:11 AM

Very pretty :)

Debkcs 02-12-2009 04:03 AM

Awesome pair of socks,Nathalie. Bet their scrumptious to wear,also.

GinnyG 02-12-2009 06:47 AM

Those are spectacular!!!

WandaT 02-12-2009 07:33 AM

Absolutely beautiful!!!

MerigoldinWA 02-12-2009 07:54 AM

Your modified toe looks great. Thanks for pointing out the special heel. It looks very nice too. Lovely yarn and an interesting pattern stitch.

My DIL and DGD gave me one of those calendars one year. They are fun.

Slim 02-12-2009 08:10 AM

They are absolutely beautiful! I love the pattern, and the yarn you chose is perfect. Lovely work! Thanks for the links.

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