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InstructionsThis is a sandal style adaptation of my HeartStrings pattern #A36 Heart Socks:
Here are the adaptions:
> a shorter-legged sock with naturally scalloped cuff (this results from the bias structure of the lace heart pattern. I cast on 48 sts and started immediately with round 2 of Chart A in the original pattern instructions),
> lace heart pattern brought down into the ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Romantic, Classic, Holiday, Traditional
ShibuiKnits Sock, 100% Superwash Merino, 50g/191 yds(175m), color #1797. The color is subtle variegations of warm red tones. At the ShibuiKnits website, the color is described as Chinese Red (S1797) Medium true red. The yarn feels very soft yet has a sturdy, defined 2-ply twist.
What was your inspiration?
This pretty yarn color suggested itself for these socks. I am pleased with the Shibuiknits Sock yarn and how it worked up into this sandal sock. The feel of the yarn and stitch definition is very nice. When washing, there was no dye run-off either.
What are you most proud of?
The original instructions were to decrease the gussets to a 54 stitch foot, and that is what I also used in this sandal sock version. The sock was originally designed this way because the lace heart pattern expands quite a bit compared to plain stockinette.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you are making this adaptation, be sure to cast on very loosely so that the distance between stitches is adequate for the up-and-down shaping along the fancy edge. For tips, read my article "Cast On for a Good Finish" at my website: http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/knitting-caston.shtm