Friday, March 3, 2017

The Pair

I've finished knitting the pair of socks I was asked to make for a friend. The wool is apparently quite old. Each ball comes separately wrapped in a printed plastic bag! The pattern I used is  bintje by Jatta Saukko, available as a free download on Ravelry. The original pair is knee length, with a clever way of decreasing in the purl sections between the lace panels, so I had to read it carefully when adapting the pattern to make ankle socks. 

11 comments:

  1. My grandmother had a lot of wartime patterns - which I preserved - that specified Botany wool. She also used a lot of Viyella brand, I remember that very well. The pattern you chose for the socks is lovely.

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  2. Beautiful pattern and colour. Lovely socks :-)

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  3. They are beautiful and someone took lots of time creating a pattern that looks like it would work in shoes, you are amazing to be able to decrease it.

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  4. Gorgeous pair of wool socks. <3

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  5. A nice pair of socks with a lovely pattern, you friend will be pleased!

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