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December 27, 2011
Handspun Tapestry Socks

I have been in Family Land for awhile, but am back with some pretty handspun socks.

handspun polworth silk socks

This beautiful fiber was hand-dyed by Kristin from All Spun Up for the November 2011 Ravelry SAL. It is named "Tapestry" and is 85% Polworth/ 15% Silk - such decadent socks!

polworth silk fiber

I spun a regular 3 ply light fingering weight yarn and ended up with 640 yards/104 grams - wowza :)

handspun polworth silk

There are more fiber/bobbin/yarn pictures on Ravelry - I went overboard!

close up polworth silk 3 ply

Pattern: made up by me - I wanted them to have a feminine touch since the yarn was quite dark, so I dug out my Knitting on the Edge and decided on Arbor Lace (page 81) followed by repeating rows 9 and 10 for 2" - purled one round and from there just made regular stockinette socks. I doubled the yarn for the heel flap and heel turn to make it heavy duty and hopefully eliminate future heel holes. I planned to do the same for the toes but forgot - ooops - not redoing them now!
Yarn: 52 grams of handspun 3 ply light fingering weight 85% Polworth/15% Silk fiber from All Spun Up.
Needles: 2 socks on one 40" 2.25 mm circular needle.
Size: cuff 66 stitches - rest of sock 62 stitches

hanspun tapestry socks

I used exactly 52 grams for these socks - leaving 52 more grams for another project - probably some colorwork mittens.

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December 6, 2011
Hmmmm

My limit is usually 3 - I think I've been deprived for too long - time to get it back under control. (there are also 2 quilts underway)

wips

I bought a new toy with money earned from selling my yarn stash on ebay :)

Hansen

I'd say those handspun socks will be done next - only toes to go...

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