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September 5 , 2007
I Love Gansey socks

I Love Gansey socks

Pattern: I L0ve Gansey Socks by Janine Le Cras. This is the August/September pattern for the Six Sock KAL group.
Yarn: Silja Superwash color 332 - 2 50 gm skeins - a heavy fingering wt. yarn
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" 2.25 mm circular needle
Size: 64 stitches around
Modification: Only did 2 1/2 repeats of the large cable on the leg and I carried the pattern onto the toe.

I Love Gansey socks

I do love gansey patterns, so it was fun to play with them on a sock canvas. I really like the way the large side cable splits off to form the heel and foot ribbing on these socks. Fun to knit, pretty, and a perfect fit...Silja is a very durable warm wooly sock yarn, so my toes will be toasty this winter!

Guess what? Much to my surprise, I am thoroughly enjoying the STR club kit socks - Summer of Love Lace. The cuff is knit flat like this.....

Summer of Love Lace

Then it is overlapped before starting the anklet and pretty heel.

Summer of Love Lace

I am still adjusting to the colors, but they are growing on me...

I joined Sock Knitter's Anonymous in Ravelry and quickly jumped on the SOCKDOWN challenge. For September, I started Maia's Mystery toe up sock called Scherherazade's Slippers - using some of my luxury Posh Yarn (The pattern is also available in weekly increments on Maia's blog). I'll take some pictures when I have more than the tip of a toe done!

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