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Kate's 2011 Birthday Socks

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic
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What materials did you use? Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn, 75% Merino, 25% Nylon

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What are you most proud of? This was my first time making lace socks and I am very happy with the results. The pattern and video were very complete. The lace pattern repeat is actually easy to memorize so once you get started, it goes quickly. The time indicated is misleading - the socks hibernated for several months in the middle there. And, yes, they ARE for her 2011 birthday, not 2012. The girl is nothing if not patient. My only problem was that somehow I managed to make the toes differently, which I didnt realize until they were all done and I was weaving in ends. Kate assures me that she cant tell any difference when shes wearing them so, as Mr. Spock would say, a difference that makes no difference IS no difference.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep a crochet hook nearby in case you drop a stitch - much easier to pick it back up with a crochet hook than with the knitting needle. Choose your size carefully as there's not a whole lot of stretch in the pattern. My daughter wears a size 8 shoe and the size small fit her perfect. I tried to wiggle my size 11 foot in there to see how they looked and it wouldn't stretch to fit.

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