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Socks of Kindness: getting started

The lovely and amazing Janet sent me two balls of Jojoland Melody (MS18) last week in a random act of kindness! They arrived on Saturday and I cast on immediately.

 

This is crack in yarn form! It's an ombre, like Trekking, but is softer, thicker and a tad more lovely than Trekking. I can't put this down! I only wish that I had started this toe-up so that I could be sure to use every inch of the yarn.

 

The pattern is an extended crosshatch lace on 64st (multiples of 8 st):

 

Row 1: k5, k2tog, yo, k1

Row 2: k4, k2tog, yo, k2

Row 3: k3, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 4: k2, k2tog, yo, k4

Row 5: k1, k2tog, yo, k5

Row 6: k2tog, yo, k6

Row 7: k1, yo, ssk, k5

Row 8: k2, yo, ssk, k4

Row 9: k3, yo, ssk, k3

Row 10: k4, yo, ssk, k2

Row 11: k5, yo, ssk, k1

Row 12: k6, yo, ssk

 

I've been using a weird, faulty circular needle: one stick is 2.25mm, the other is 2.75mm!!! But it averages to my usual 2.5mm fabric, which is fine, I guess? I don't think I'd use it on something where gauge was a serious concern.

  

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Taken on November 11, 2007