Saturday, July 10, 2010

Apples and Oranges - two kids socks on the way

This pair of pairs went in the mail today. I called them apples and oranges because I was knitting one of each pair (2/time toe up) to sample Melissa Morgan-Oakes technique in her new book Toe UP 2-at-a-Time socks. They are Lion Wool, and will fit a 7-8 year old. I liked her heel technique -- its a gusset and short rows knitted in the round, not a flap. Fooled you, didn't it? I'll probably still use the Fleegle heel much of time, because I do that without a pattern, but will use this one for durability, when the pattern is handy for me to follow.

I'll next cast on an adult women size, I'm inspired by Elizabeth's idea of combining two sock yarns and am poking around for an interesting combination.

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