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Trekking XXL 100 Socks

I knit the first sock, and right as I got to the part where the heel flap ended, there was a join in the yarn. The foot of the sock turned out ok, but the second sock was terrible. Muddy. Icky colors. And while this yarn doesn't have a repeat really, my yarn was repeating.

 

So the socks ended up tossed to the side, ignored.

 

Until someone finally made the smart observation that maybe if I knit the second sock from the outside of the ball, I would be happy. So that was exactly what I did, and now I love my socks.

 

Liz gets props for turning me onto this yarn, Trekking XXL 100. I love it.

 

Knit 3, Purl 1 pattern, 64 stitches, US 1 needles (I always have to size down, so most would use a larger needle), modification of the 56 stitch, 56 row pattern done with the Magic Loop method.

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Taken on January 15, 2006