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Cheerful Socks

Cheerful Socks

Hello Everyone,

I am here to show you my newest pair of knit socks. I nicknamed them my Cheerful Socks because of the colors. They are knit out of a couple of minis I had from experimenting with yarn dyeing. They are a 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon yarn blend which is absolutely perfect for socks.  I used the Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern by Erica Lueder which is a free pattern on Ravelry.

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I cast on 56 stitches using Tillybuddy's Stretchy cast on. I found it in the Cast On Bind Off book by Leslie Ann Bestor. It is by far the best cast on I have found for cuff-down socks. It is stretchy enough to fit over my foot, but it stays nice and snug on my calf once the sock is on. I knit 20 rows of 1x1 ribbing before switching to my main color. I followed the stitch pattern laid out in the pattern for about 50 rows before I switched back to the mint greenand knit a Fish Lips Kiss heel.

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After the heel, I continued the stitch pattern across the top of the foot. I like doing a simple stockinette on the bottom of socks so that my feet won't be bothered with any irritating bumps while wearing them. I did a basic rounded toe and bound off with a kitchner stitch. I am so pleased with how these colors look together. I'm a bit sorry that I don't have full skeins!

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I absolutely loved working with this pattern! It was not only more interesting than a simple vanilla sock, but also very easy to memorize. I want to use it to knit up a couple more pairs of socks.

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I have already cast on another pair of socks so soon I will have more to show you!


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