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January 22, 2007
Wearing Purple Vintage Socks

I'm guessing the first pair made in 1899 weren't purple??

Vintage Shell Socks

Pattern: "Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern" from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: KnitPicks "Gloss" Merino/Silk in Concord Grape
Needles: 2 socks together on 2 circular 2.25 mm

I followed the pattern except for minor changes....used SSK for left decreases and made the heel flap a little deeper (30 rows instead of 26)This is my second pair of socks using "Gloss" ....I have been wearing the first pair regularly and they are holding up well (I was concerned that they might wear out quickly with only merino and silk.....nothing for reinforcement). These are just as soft, comfortable and pretty as the first - I love the swirls!

Finished in plenty of time for the Vintage Sock KAL January Challenge!
Most likely, my last pair for SAM2 (I did get at least a pair/month done this time around), but I just signed up for SAM3..... so there will be more socks in the next 6 months!


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