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Blue Swizzlers


It's more socks! These were started because I was training someone at work and once we arrived at the "baby-sitting" portion of training I could knit while keeping an eye on him. But it needed to be something simple that I could put down at a moment's notice if I needed to jump in. So, plain vanilla toe-up stockinette it was! I love knitting stockinette socks anyway so it's not like this was much of a sacrifice!

This was my first time with this yarn. It's a teensy bit on the scratchy side, but I'm sure it will soften up once it's washed. That's what usually happens anyway. And I managed to get the stripes to match up with each other exactly. The toes match, heels match, ribbing matches. Which is just kind of fun. Not something that I have to have (fraternal socks are perfectly fine with me too!) but it makes me grin when it works out that well.

The Stats...
Needles: 0's (2mm)
Yarn: Reynolds Swizzle - color 4001
Pattern: generic toe up, 5" until the heel gusset start, Widdershins heel, 2x2 rib at the top, sewn bind-off
Sizing: 14/needle up to 30/needle
SPI: 7.5
Started: 5-23-2007
Finished: 6-15-2007

edited to add: The socks have now been through the washer and dryer and they did indeed soften up. They're now wonderfully soft and not even the tinniest bit scratchy. Yay!


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Barbara Pratt:

I am knitting the Swizzle socks pictured on your blog. The pattern was free on the yarn band. I am at the part where the heel shaping starts and I understand how to divide the stitches and place the 32 instep sts. on holder. That makes 16 stitches on EACH of the two remaining needles. However, the pattern says knit across 16 stitches for 2 1/2". It doesn't say anything about the 16 stitches on the the other needle. Should I be knitting the 16 sts. on one needle and then the 16 stitches on the other needle? That would make the back of the heel 32 stitches. Is this correct? HELP!

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