Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme

Ok.. well after a full cuff and pattern repeat, I realised that I was using the wrong size needles and the socks were HUMUNGOUS!

So froggity frog they went.  But I still needed a small, relatively easy sock pattern that would work on the 2.5mm needles I did have.

I completely forgot about the Leyburn Sock pattern that I’ve been dying to make ever since I made a pair of fingerless mitts using the same stitch pattern. Even better?  They’re toe up!  They’re written with a short row heel, but plenty of people have done alterations making it a gusset & flap heel.  So I’ll be doing that too.

I’m using a lovely sock yarn by Jolly Jumbuck, that I got from someone’s destash.  It is the same colourway that Jolly Jumbuck herself gave me in a wool/silk blend as part of a swap last year.  I thougth the silk blend was too nice to stick on my feet, so was thrilled when the wool/nylon version came up.  The silk blend version is headed for a cowl.

I’m so far just past the ball of my foot, and it’s a great little knit and they fit wonderfully!

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