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June 4 , 2007
Juta's Stockings

Juta's Stockings

Pattern: Juta's Stockings from Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Merino wool beautifully hand dyed just for me by Lotta at Knitternutter
Needles: 2 socks on 1 circular needle - sizes US 0 (2mm) and US 1 (2.25mm)

I think this was the perfect pattern for my special yarn -the simple lace down the sides of the leg and the front of the foot don't take away from the beauty of the yarn. I used a 2.25 mm needle for everything except the last 2" of the leg - I went down a needle size there for a snug fit around my ankles. Speaking of needles ....I used some wonderful new circulars ....HiyaHiya needles. These are inexpensive circulars ($7.50) that are absolutely perfect to me. They are pointy, have smooth joins, flexible cord, shiny slick finish, and come in EVERY size and lengths up to 47" (for these socks I used a 40")

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You can see how the color changes depending on the way the sun hits these socks - it's not just the camera...they actually change from more orangish to more pinkish depending on the light. These pictures were taken with the last sun of the evening and the color is right on.
Thank you ever so much for this gorgeous yarn, Lotta!!

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