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« on: August 06, 2006 10:34:52 PM »



Handspun and knit socks

Pattern: basic sock pattern with a fair isle top (2x2 12 rows 3x1 6 rows)
Yarn: Handspun dk from http://www.midnightskyfibers.com
Yards:10 yards CC1 (blue at top), 1 skein green, 2 skeins purple- most of the second skein didnt get used since these are pretty short socks.  skeins are 50 yards each.
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notes:  the roving for this yarn looked like this: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/midnightskyfibers/whatispin1.jpg before I made it in to yarn, but obviously in the boysenberry colorway.

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 11:13:31 PM »

The socks look great - both colours and style are very attractive !  I have never used handspun for socks - do you find it hardwearing enough ? I would hate to wear a hole through something that had taken so much skill and work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 05:18:19 AM »

Cute! I like the pattern on the cuffs.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006 12:11:47 PM »

Of course, your stuff is always amazing  Smiley. I love those colors.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006 01:03:29 AM »

Of course, your stuff is always amazing  Smiley. I love those colors.
Miss_westenra did you just dye your hair again since last time I saw it?  It looks great!  (and thanks!)

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Its a bit untraditional for sock yarn, but the type of wool i use makes excellent socks- the way this yarn is spun, i would expect it to felt over not wear thin.  it's also a bit thicker then a commercial sock yarn so that helps with wear too, but like any socks, if wear is an issue, a nylon reinforcing threads a good idea (i never use them though...maybe twice in 3+ dozen pairs)
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006 05:35:55 AM »

Aww, beautiful socks! Beautiful colours and pattern as well  Smiley I like simple when it comes to handspun yarn. Shows the yarn more  Wink

And a comment to lizzy.cos: As midnightsky said, it's all in the type of wool. I've made a pair of socks from my handspun too and have had them and used them a lot (both in shoes and as warm socks indoors) for over six months. So far no sign of holes anywhere, the only sign of wear is that they've felted slightly. I've also heard that mohair is great to blend in your sock yarn to add some strength.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006 09:48:15 AM »

Why yes, midnightsky, I sure did! It has faded a great deal since that picture was taken, though. I think I will dye it auburn soon since the back of my hair is going blonde, and my roots are showing.

(back on topic) Agreeing with what Vildhavre said, Mohair does seem to make socks stronger. I made socks out of sock yarn with a touch of mohair and, although I haven't worn them much, they've barely shown any wear.
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