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Mentmore Socks - Ladies Socks


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Tonal yarns produced by kettle dyeing, space-dyeing or hand-painting are beautiful when seen in the skein. The wonderful subtleties of the color changes seem to catch the light and add an extra dimension to the yarn. However, they are not always easy to use. One problem is that they can have quite a degree of variability, so that even within the same dye-lot one skein can be very different from another. This is, of course, part of their charm and character but it does mean that when you are making a pair of socks they can look quite mismatched. Pooling of the colors and irregular zebra striping can be an additional issue, especially with small items such as socks. This pattern is designed to reduce these effects while still allowing the beauty of the yarns to shine through. PATTERN INFORMATION: The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download as a pdf file formatted for US/Letter-sized paper. The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, iPad or iPhone directly. The pattern is also available in a UK version for printing onto A4 stationery. Please let me know if you would prefer this version. © Moira Ravenscroft, 2015 E-mail: Website: - - - - - DIFFICULTY: Intermediate SIZE: To fit foot length: 22.5 (25, 27.5) cm / 9 (10, 11) ins and circumference: 19 (21, 23) cm / 7.5 (8.25, 9) ins YARN: a) Knit Picks 'Stroll Tonal', 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 422m/462yds : 100gm skein Col #25388 Wine Tasting x 1 skein. b) Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino: 100% merino wool, 155m/170 yds : 50gm skein Cols: #P638 (Cerise) & #P827 (Turquoise) x 2 skeins in each col Actual amt used / Medium Sock: 75gm/2.75 oz = 320m/350 yds CIRCULAR NEEDLES: Length 80cm/32 ins or dpn's in sizes: 1.75mm/US #00 & 2.5mm/US #1 GAUGE: 38 sts/56 rnds:10cm/4 ins in Slip Stitch Patt using 2.5mm/US #1 ndls. - - - - - # knit, knitting, pattern, knitting pattern, sock, socks, knitted, knitted socks, wool, hand-dyed, space-dyed, kettle dyed, tonal yarn, red, maroon, burgundy, dyeing, space dyeing, kettle dyeing, hand dyeing, slip stitch, textured

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