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|Here are some details about my project:|
|Style||Holiday, Traditional, Classic|
What was your source for this knitting project?
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Name of website or photo HeartStrings #S31 Fleur de Lace Socks (aka Louisiana Socks)
What materials did you use? Crystal Palace Mini Mochi fingering weight wool yarn, color 103. Miyuki size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) seed breads, color 1053 Galvanized Gold.
What are you most proud of? The French translation of fleur de lis is lily flower. The commonly occurring decorative and symbolic representations of the fleur-de-lis are stylized designs of either a lily or iris. Thus I chose a yarn colorway with purples and greens to suggest purple iris flowers and leaves. With the addition of the gold beads to accentuate the top of the head, petals, and stamen of the loosely rendered flower amid the lace background, we now have the popular purple, green and gold colors of New Orleans Mardi Gras. The beads encircling the cuff of the sock represent the necklaces thrown to the party-going crowd by masked riders on festive Mardi Gras floats. The trellis lace background suggests the ornamental ironwork of balconies and courtyard gates of stately Louisiana homes that are lovingly preserved as one of Louisiana's state treasures.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? SIZING: women's small (medium, large) YARN: 2 - 50g balls Crystal Palace Mini Mochi color 103 OR 400 yards fingering weight yarn of your choice SUGGESTED NEEDLES: US 1 / 2.25 mm BEADS: 412 (444, 476) size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) glass seed beads (approx 12 (13, 14) g, Miyuki color 1053 Galvanized Gold GAUGE: 8 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch STITCH INSTRUCTIONS: charted and written SKILL LEVEL: intermediate CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW: knitted cuff to toe; beads are strung on yarn before knitting begins