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Handspun Toe-Up Arch-Shaped Knee-High Socks
Say that five times fast!
Last month, I participated in a “Combo Spinalong” on Ravelry. The idea was to combine different colorways into one yarn through plying. At least one of the fibers had to be either Hello Yarn, Spunky Eclectic, or Southern Cross Fibre. I’m a lucky girl, in that I have plenty of each of those fibers to choose from. But choosing is hard! This was my first time combining fibers and I was daunted – I am always so impressed with the color genius of these indie dyers that I was hesitant to mess up with my own combinations. But I bit the bullet.
I’ve been wanting to make a pair of handspun kneesocks forever, and this yarn seemed to be begging to become that. And who am I to resist the pleadings of a pretty little yarn like that? A week or so later, I had very happy feet:
pattern: David’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook
yarn: 320ish yards of light worsted 2-ply
needles: size 2
dates: March 18-March 26
I’ve written up my full details about how I shaped the arches on my Ravelry project page here .
I’m pretty much in mad love with these, y’all. And it has stayed cold enough here (grumble grumble) that I’ve certainly had opportunity to wear them. I see more of these in my future. Lots more.