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August 22, 2013
Nordic Inspiration

I bought Around the World in Knitted Socks because of the picture of Swedish stranded socks on the cover (and because I love Stephanie Van Der Linden's patterns -see here and here)

Nordic Inspiration

Gorgeous Fat Cat Knits Falkland Wool in Cantaloupe and Quackenbush (I think I'd love a whole sweater in Quackenbush!)

FatCatKnits Falkland

106 grams of fiber spun into 461 yards of 3 ply fingering weight yarn - my best handspun sock yarn so far :)

FatCatKnits Falkland Handspun

Not the normal Swedish stranded knitting colors, but I love them!

Nordic Inspiration

Pattern: Nordic Inspiration by Stephanie Van Der Linden
Size: Medium (70 stitches around)
Yarn: 70 grams of 3 ply falkland handspun
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" 2.25mm circular needle
Mods: Added an extra repeat of leg pattern for a little longer leg. I'm not sure why she started with a provisional cast-on at the foot with the toes worked later - maybe to avoid a toe up sock? This time I followed the directions, but next time I would just knit toe up!

I love the motifs on the tops and the bottoms of these socks - and the little picot cuff makes them even more special!

Nordic Inspiration Nordic Inspiration

Her method of short row heels is awesome. She uses slipped yarn overs - no wrapping and no holes - genius!

Nordic Inspiration

I have a bit of the sock bug for the 1st time in a year or two - sock patterns are starting to intrigue me again ... may even do some of the SKA challenges this year - maybe...

If you have comments or questions or want to contact me for any reason, just email or contact me on Ravelry. Thanks :)

 

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