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Sugarplums and Fairy Toes Socks


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It started simply enough. The Kangaroo Dyer presented me with a skein of hand-painted sparkly yarn. I started swatching and the next thing you know I had socks. But not just any socks. These are socks with bits of shimmer and sparkle, with rich plums and reds moving across them. The stitch pattern compliments the richness of the color-way. Eye of Partridge heels bordered with garter stitch add visual interest. Then I had a little visitor who fell in love with the yarn. It made her smile. I, being in love with the visitor, had to make a second pair of socks but much smaller this time, for the tiny toes of my beautiful granddaughter. So now there's a pair - two patterns in one - Sugarplums and Fairy Toes! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sock knitting skills are recommended Long tail cast-on SSK GAUGE 32 stitches/40 rows = 4inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7.5 inches finished circumference.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 set(s) US #2/2.75mm double-point needles
  • 420 yards/100 grams of fingering weight yarn
  • seaming needle

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Author of the best-selling 2-at a Time Socks and Toe-up 2-at-a-Time Socks, as well as Teach Yourself Visually Circular Knitting, Melissa did not being knitting until the year 2000, but she took to it like a duck to water. An avid crafter, Melissa was taught to sew and crochet without the use of commercial patterns. She brings the unique perspective of a self-taught knitter to all of her patterns and classes.