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Sunset in Winter Anklet: Side A

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Started: 30th July 2007
Finished: Half-way on 09th August 2007
Yarn: Regia 4-ply, Hand-dyed by me (75% superwash virgin wool, 25% polyamid; 50 g / 210 m)
Needle: 2.5 mm/100 cm Lang Needles (comparable to Addi Turbos)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On

I've finished one side and the twin is already on the needles. The colours in the yarn itself vary so greatly...this is even more so pronounced when the sock is knit up. From the right and the left side of the same sock, the colours are just totally different!

The colours are as close as I can get in this bad lighting today (rain and rain)...it was with my mad touch-up skillz(TM) that I can get this result. (@ ISO 400, hence the graininess).

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  1. cashmere dreams 92 months ago | reply

    Have you tried a double wrap automatic heel? Lucy Neatby uses them in her garter stitch heels, but I also use them for stockinette socks.

    Instructions for garter stitch heels:

    www.inknitters.com/Issue1/lucy.pdf

  2. elemmaciltur 92 months ago | reply

    @cashmere dreams: Well, I actually did a double-wrap thingee for short-rows anyway...but I don't think I pulled it tight enough. Nevertheless, thanks for the link! I'll try that technique out the next time!

  3. >WonderMike< 92 months ago | reply

    Or you can do the circular suture that Lucy's shows on her DVDs. It's come in handy for me quite often.

  4. elemmaciltur 92 months ago | reply

    @Mikewade: Nope, don't have that DVD. ;-p

  5. >WonderMike< 92 months ago | reply

    It's pretty groovy to see it demonstrated. I believe it's in her "Cool Socks, Warm Feet" book which is great for technique but I have to admit that I'm not a fan of the designs. Too busy for my eyes. So, I'll look for good summary of the technique. But, essentially, you are going around the hole (on the inside of the knitting) and splitting the stitches of the yarn that creates the hole. Then you cinch it and weave in the ends. I add an extra step where I separate the plies of the suture and make little baby knot and weave in those new separated ends. The knot is so small (and on the gusset) that you don't feel it.

  6. elemmaciltur 92 months ago | reply

    @mikewade: Lawdy, that sounds like waaaaaaaaaay too much work.

  7. >WonderMike< 92 months ago | reply

    But, aren't you WORTH it, Victor. Am I right? :-)

  8. elemmaciltur 92 months ago | reply

    @Mikewade: yeah, I guess so. :-p

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