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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Chutes and Ladders toddler socks finished

Started: January 10, 2006
Finished: January 14, 2006
Wildfoote luxury sock yarn, Brown Sugar colorway
(Used less than 1-50gm skein)
US 1 dpns (2.25mm)

I repeated the chute/ladder pattern 4 times, messing up the 1st sock when transposing c4f for c4b-- what I get for not using my row counter, I suppose. Pretty unnoticeable as it is. I didn't work the pattern over the instep for worry that babe's shoes would press the pattern into the top of the foot (velcro at the tops of the shoes mean a tight fit that always seems to be pulled tighter!)... even though *i* generally only like socks whose pattern continues over the instep.

Followed pattern exactly for the 50 CO sts, decreased toe to 24 sts total then kitchenered closed. Toe was about 1" long from decreases (foot total length, 5" for a few-days-shy-of-2 toddler foot.)

I wanted to like the Wildfoote yarn a lot, as it has some nylon reinforcement (great for kids' socks) and has this great colorway, but I found quite a few sections that were overspun/spun too tightly compared to the rest of the yarn and I had to stop and unwind sections myself (otherwise the yarn was too thin). I have some more of another colorway in the stash and I'm hoping this skein was an anomaly.

They were a hit (as all of the babe's socks are)... modelling them babe petted the sock and said "niii-ce"! I could knit toddler socks forever, sometimes :)


lexa said...

Very cute socks! Cute little feet, too!

Ginger said...

Your socks look great.

I am pretty sure you aren't supposed to link directly to the pattern at 6Sox as the patterns are for members of the group only, but anyone can become a member. I would just like to the group home page.

aija said...

Oops, thanks for the note! I just edited the links out.


Anonymous said...

Well, I just joined the group looking for the pattern for these socks and it's no longer there! Do you know if it was deleted? I know it's been a while...

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