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« on: November 29, 2008 04:12:25 AM »

I made these for a swap. My partner asked for something cosy to wear while she read, so I came up with these slipper socks. If anyone's interested, I could write up a pattern.

(Terribly sorry about the blurry photo. My camera is rather bad.)

My partner studies geography, so I chose colours that reminded me of maps. The colour pattern itself was inspired by globes. You have no idea how long it took me to come up with something I liked that didn't require me to either float the yarn for more then four stitches or weave in a billion ends. I rather like the end result, however, and it was a really fun knit. The yarn is also really fantastic.

I like seeing the insides of stranded projects, so I thought I'd show you mine. I'm pretty happy with my floats. This was only my third stranded project, so I'm very happy about the lack of horrendous puckering. Cheesy

And here's an action shot. Now, the picture is by the receiver, antarcticraft, because these were huge on me. She did give me the permission to use her photo, though.

pattern: My own, tentatively called Mappa Mundi
yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, a touch under one skein each of brown (21), blue (19) and green (25)
needles: 3.5mm (US 4) bamboo DPNs
amount of fun had: Several metric tonnes
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008 04:33:47 AM »

They look super warm.
I want some.
Pattern please.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008 06:46:56 AM »

Beautiful!  I love your colour choice!

« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008 07:51:04 AM »

Amazing socks! great book too! Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008 11:58:21 AM »

I'd love it if you could write up a pattern.  The inside photo looks really impressive.  I'm sort of terrified to do something that looks this complex, but since they're small, I figure it's worth a shot.  Awesome job!

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008 09:26:38 AM »

These continue to be my favorite thing to wear around the house, whether I'm reading or not! My knitting friends are all amazed at the pattern, too, so I've gathered it's really complicated! Thanks again!

I didn't realize the inspiration was globes - that makes perfect sense!

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008 09:50:47 AM »

Awesome!  Sitting at my computer, with my feet on the cold kitchen-tile floor, those look like a great idea.  Nice work

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008 08:30:12 AM »

These socks are awesome, both your design and the execution. Kudos!!  Cool

Thanks for including your behind-the-scenes inspiration and the sock insides. I'm always curious about how people create and work. d:

I knit socks also, and have found them to be a fabulous way to experiment with texture and color patterns. (And not be bored to tears so that I actually finish something.)

I checked out the book, may have to order. Smiley
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