Cotty Socks

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Finally, these socks are purse knitting no longer! I knit them on a road trip through Georgia, running errands around town, in restaurants, in bars, at knit night, and even in front of the television. Now I can wear them and keep my feet warm while knitting something else. Must implement this plan when it actually feels like Fall.

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The Cotty pattern had been in my knitting queue for ages before I found just the right yarn. It had to be bright and variegated to counter the simplicity of stockinette and the tiny bit of lace. Hello, Yarn Pirate Merino/Tencel. The colors pooled more than I usually like but it doesn’t hide the pattern and is fairly consistent. Plus, the yarn has a wonderful sheen which only highlights the lace.

Most of my usual sock mods went into effect: toe up with a tighter gauge, finer yarn, and more stitches. I also tried out a new heel idea inspired by the greatness that is Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel but more on that later. The biggest change I made to the socks was the top edge since the original picot edge is just a bit too girly for me. A K2, P1 rib is more my style, matches the lace pattern, and is quite stretchy. Full technical details over at Ravelry

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Happy toes!