Pretty Little Things

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A nice pretty little pair of socks I’ve been working on here and there while knit-walking the mountain.  Pretty Little Things were so much fun to make !  I managed to make a knitted hemmed folded cuff, nearly three inches wide, lined, knitted back into the work, added a darling picot edge, and one tiny wee peerie to make it just pretty enough !

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Did I say pretty?  I might add plain, basic, sturdy, utilitarian, old-fashioned looking, and as sleek as porpoises because there’s no ribbing.  Oh, and they are very, very warm !

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The ‘legs’ are two layers thick of stockinette stitch, lined, so they actually hug my ankles snugly.

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My little feet feel so pretty and are very happy indeed to have their first socks knitted custom, just for them !

I used stash yarn of fine fingering 75% Superwash Merino/ 25% nylon sock yarn, with US#0 (2mm) needles, and the fabric is thick & dense, though very soft.  I am sure they will wear very well.  Anyway,  I think they are different, and I’m quite taken with them !

You can bet on a pattern for these popping up here sometime soon , so hang around !

16 thoughts on “Pretty Little Things

  1. I am a great fan of a turned in hem. It gives knitted fabric a bit of depth and weight just where you want it. I also like to use it instead of a rib sometimes. I like your choice and use of colour, too. Nicely placed and ‘less is more’.

  2. I agree, just like a bunny! I love the cute socks. I wonder how you design so easily? You just have a natural knack for designing and knitting!

    • Martha, you are so supportive, you’re the best ! Though I am not new to ‘making things up for myself” , which is essentially designing I guess, I am new to writing, and thinking about it technically… so that , as everything, is only as good as the practice one puts into it. 🙂

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