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November 5 , 2008

I love the bright strong geometric pattern with the pizzazz of the fun pink/purple multicolor yarn. The great thing about slip stitch socks is that they are nice and stretchy and not as thick as stranded colorwork - so actually more practical to wear with shoes.

Binsenkorbchen socks

Pattern: Binsenkorbchen by Stephanie van der Linden - available as a free Ravelry download or through the Socken-Kreativ Liste yahoo group.
Yarn: 28 gms Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Iris Garden and 45 gms Lana Grossa Meilenweit in heathered grey #1105
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" circular 2.25mm needle
Size: 64 stitches

Binsenkorbchen socks Binsenkorbchen socks

My version has a total of 5 chart repeats for a longer leg/foot. The only modification I made was to change the beginning of the round to the middle of the sole after turning the heel so the pattern-to-stripe sides edges would flow smoothly and it worked - a perfect smooth transition! Stephanie has some wonderful little details like putting a single purl stitch in the center of each rectangle - easy to see on this photo. Altogether wonderful pattern and fun sock - love those stripes on the bottom too!

Binsenkorbchen socks

One of the 3 options for the November SKA Sockdown challenge is slip stitch, and since I have just completed the mosaic socks, I decided to go with a one color slip stitch pattern. It was an easy choice for me because I have been wanting to make Mad Color Weave since the day I saw Stacey's gorgeous socks over a year ago. I'm using Lorna's Laces Sport in Harvest color for the November yellow/gold Solid Socks KAL.

Mad Color Weave

Now for a hat....


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