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log cabin socks

some things take a long time to finish. like the green cotton cardigan i finished this summer, for instance. these socks weren’t on the needles quite as long as the cardi, but still, it took me about three and a half years to finish them. sometimes it takes me a while to blog stuff too. more than seven months, actually. anyway, here they are!

log cabin socks
log cabin socks

pattern: log cabin socks from handknit holidays
design: anne woodbury
yarn: ragsokgarn from løve garn
yarn source: nysta
needles: 3,75 mm dpns
modifications: none
started: october 2007
finished: march 2011

log cabin sock - no1
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i kind of like them, the pattern is very beautiful. the yarn is ok, but not a favourite. all together acceptable indoor socks.

happy knitting!

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my last finished project from 2010 are the lozenge socks! i begun this project in 2007, but wasn’t satisfied with it (turned out too tight) and it’s been hanging around my wip’s for a looong time. i decided to do some frogging and then re-knitting with larger sized needles. they’re still too tight around the calf for me, but they fit stefan!

Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern
new socks for stefan

pattern: gentleman’s socks with lozenge pattern from knitting vintage socks
design: nancy bush, modification of vintage pattern from 1895
yarn: baby og hosegarn from løve garn
yarn source: nysta
needles: 2,5 mm
started: 2007
finished: december 2010
modifications: none

i really liked knitting these socks, they were a quick knit despite the 2,5 mm needles. the pattern is really easy to follow, i had no problem with it at all. i look forward to knitting another pair from the book, there are so many lovely socks in it.

Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern
i really like the fake seam at the back

Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern
detail

Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern
heel detail

i’m very satisfied with these socks and stefan really likes them too. a successful project! the only down side is the yarn. it’s not very nice to knit with at all. but the knitted up fabric is quite nice. however, i will not add any more of this yarn to my stash.

happy knitting!

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