Friday, 31 May 2013

FO Friday Jewel Box Socks

Happy Friday everyone! I finished these socks last week, another pair of toe up vanilla socks trying out different heel techniques

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I really love Judy's magic cast on for doing the toe, it's so neat and almost magical how twisting the yarn a certain way results in a row of stitches. Guess it's aptly named!

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The yarn I used it called Jewel Box and is from The Laughing Yaffle. It's beautifully dyed and smells lovely as you're knitting it

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I used a Sweet Tomato Heel for these socks which was quite straight-forward. I'm not sure if I'd use it again for multicoloured socks as I think the colour changes can highlight the slight unevenness of the stitches. For semi-solid or single coloured socks though it would be fab

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I've thoroughly enjoyed making these socks and I'm really pleased with how they've turned out. My next pair, also in a Laughing Yaffle yarn are almost finished so I'll be able to share them next week.

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10 comments:

  1. They are LOVELY!! these would be so fun to wear!

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    1. thank you :) They make my feet happy lol

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  2. Those are some happy socks!!!

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    1. lol they are indeed, thank you :)

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  3. I love the idea of the sweet tomato heel but I usually find socks with short row heels too tight for my instep. With stripes I usually go for an afterthought heel just to keep the colour arrangement perfect :) Cool socks!

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  4. The magic cast on changed my knitting life, it looks so much nicer than any other toe! I'm not familiar with the name of the heel, but I recognize it and I think it goes by a bunch of different names. Those are definitely happy socks!

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  5. I liked reading your thoughts on the sweet tomato heel. This sock yarn is so Finding Nemo! It's so fun and when I look at it, it feels like I'm look at one of those 3-D holographic bookmarks.

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  6. Wow, these are great, I have an ambition to know socks one day but it all looks so fiddly.

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