Seeded rib socks

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PatternDavid’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook by David Schulz with the Seeded Ribbing stitch pattern inserted.
Yarn: 100g of 100% Superwash Fingering Merino
Needles:  2x 2.25mm circulars
Made for: me, UK size 7
Method: Toe up two at a time with a Turkish Cast on and a stretchy bind off.
Time taken to knit: November 21 2012 til February 22 2013

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This yarn has been in my stash for a number of years and periodically I would get it out for a cuddle.  Eventually I decided that it would be better to have it as a wearable pair of socks rather than a potential pair of socks.

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One sock is darker than the other which is understandable given that it’s hand dyed yarn. I love the combination of burgundy  purple and yellow.

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The yarn has softened beautifully with washing and it’s bloomed.

I always swatch a yarn before I cast on to work out the stitches per inch and per row as per the pattern, so that I can ensure the socks fit me perfectly.  After doing this I then swatched 3 different stitch patterns until I was happy with my choice:

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Above the plain stocking stitch Seeded Rib, Waffle Rib and at the top Seeded Ribbing. It was painful to spend all this time on swatching but totally worth it I think.

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They also make a great snail!