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L’ombre de Lucretia

Not quite enough of the two main colors to make the full length so I added a panel of 28 rows/14 ridges in another yarn I had on hand (but apparently never added to Ravelry?) will have to do that later. (local dyer, mini skein, pale blue with the same…

Blueberry Waffle Socks

February 25, 2019

9 pattern repeats to the heel (did the pattern heel, it’s too deep, ripped out and trying fish kiss heel instead)

February 26, 2019

On the sole side, about 3 rows after the join, k10, ssk, k2, k2tog, k10

February 27, 2019

After about 4 more rows (just past row 4 of pattern) k11, k2tog, k11

Note : should do toe decreases uneven to make kitchener work?

February 28, 2019

Toe decreases:

sole: k10, k2tog, k11
top: as pattern

as pattern

sole: knit across
top: as pattern

then continue in pattern


when I’d reduced to 16 st on each side, I realized I was probably reading the pattern wrong (it’s designed for 3 dpns), and switched to reducing stitches on every row.

reduced to 12 st total (6 on ea side), then one round w/no reductions

Koi Pond Broken Seed Stitch Socks

Cast on with #2 needles

1.4” 1×1 ribbed in light grey

3.25” (8cm) in pattern with dark grey and koi pond (note: approx .5” in pattern per gram of dark grey)

fish lips kiss heel

March 21, 2019

Stopped pattern on foot at 6”, one round light grey before starting toe, using vanilla latte sock toe

March 23, 2019

Realized it was too short, ripped out toe and did 4 more rows of pattern, going to do medium wedge “wide” toe from Sock Architecture book