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Cuff-Down Socks

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My finished cuff-down socks

Created in this Craftsy class

Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks taught by Donna Druchunas

Warm, cozy and cute that's what your feet will be when you put them in hand-knit socks. Inspired, happy and proud that's how you'll feel when you're the one who knit them by hand.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Ski Socks
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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Fingering (4 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What needles did you use? US 2 / 2.75 mm / UK 12

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What materials did you use? Luxury Sock Yarn60% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 10% cashmereVery soft yarn in fingering weight

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What are you most proud of? The Kitchener stitch on the toes seemed to come out OK after I ripped out my first attempts. I finally got it looking pretty decent. I learned a lot and enjoyed the course immensely, and love my soft socks despite their problems.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the cuff small enough to be snug. Next time I'd make a longer cuff to roll over. Don't bother with using a pattern stitch in self-striping yarn. I didn't realize this was a self-striping yarn, I thought it was bits of color here and there like some of the smaller sections between stripes. I wouldn't have used a pattern if I had known the yarn would stripe, and the design would disappear. This lacy design with this soft yarn really stretches too much, a different yarn would be a better choice with this design. I've learned I don't like the holes in my socks from the lacy pattern, so I stopped doing it after finishing with the gusset stitches, it was supposed to go all the way to the toes. I should have done a swatch in the pattern stitch, next time I'll make sure to do one. I would have seen the striping and the loose holes with this yarn.

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