Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Firefly Weave Socks

My brother also got socks for Christmas. Are you sensing a theme here?

The difference, of course, is that Ben specifically requested socks, and he specifically requested this yarn, Serenity Firefly Class in Bounce and Stomp from Nerd Girl Yarns. I held off on finishing the socks until I arrived for Christmas to make sure they fit. This was my first time using the fish lips heel, and although I ended up double-forking the heel to compensate for the pull across the patterned top, it actually worked out very well! I also decided to pattern the front only, instead of all the way around once I reached the cuff, and I made the cuff significantly shorter than the fish lips heel would have called for.

Pattern Notes:
Cast on 20 with Jenny's Magic Cast On.
Knit 1 row.
row 2: m1r, knit to end, m1l on each needle
row 3: knit
repeat 2&3 until 64 stitches total
11.5 pattern repeats (12 long rows)
fish lips heel, double forked (1/3 back = five dk stitches on each side)
continue up leg, pattern only on front, until 19.5 repeats (20 long rows)
15 rows of 2x2 ribs
bind off with yo bind off

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