Yarn - Savvyknits Sock Yarn (100% merino wool)
Pattern - Oblique Openwork from Sensational Knitted Socks (slightly modified)
This pattern was intended to be toe-up, but I didn't feel like it, so I made them the other way around. I also wanted the lace pattern to be more spread out on the ankle and foot, so I worked decreases into the cuff, taking the 3-st. purl rib gradually down to a 1-st. purl rib, without distorting the lace panels. I'm quite happy with how they turned out.
I love these socks because they fit perfectly thanks to my pattern mods, and they are very comfy. They also symbolize how far I've come in my dyeing abilities. I just dyed up a beautiful batch of superwash merino that is like HEAVEN to knit with. I had a little bit left on the end of a cone, so I dyed it up to make baby stuff for all my pregnant friends. I couldn't wait to knit with my new stock of yarn, and nothing is more instant-gratification than an infant sock!
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