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|Style||Holiday, Romantic, Traditional, Classic|
What was your source for this knitting project?
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Name of website or photo HeartStrings #A36 Heart Socks
What materials did you use? 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 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