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FO Friday- fish socks edition

So, as I mentioned on Wednesday, the fish socks have been finished! Woot! This turns out to be perfect timing, as my viva is next Friday, so I will wear the for the first time then. Very excited about that!!!

So here they are in all their glory.

*lesigh* Socks are such a pain to photograph yourself… Ahh well. And I’m not that keen on the line caused by the heel flap…

So, these are knitted from a zauberball, with the pattern ‘Farmer McGregor’. I completed 4 and a half rounds before going for the heel, as instructed by the pattern (errata says 3 and a half rounds, but I don’t think that 4 and a half makes them ridiculosuly long. And I didn’t read the errata until after knitting, and I didn’t want to frog that much…). They are also a smidge tight, but I expect that they will loosen over time.

I also keep reminding myself why I despise doing socks cuff down…kitchener stitch is a royal PITA. Ahh well, I have a while to forget that before my next socks as I’m not (shock horror!) casting on another pair of socks immediately. I do have a pair of socks to knit for Christmas, but I’m not in any great rush to do that. More on what I’m doing instead on Sunday 😉


Comments on: "FO Friday- fish socks edition" (7)

  1. Lovely socks, although not sure about the stripey heel flaps? Good luck with the viva!

    • Thank you! The colour jog just comes from the heel style I chose- I’m really leaning towards using the afterthought heel more often in my socks

      • I’m not keen on afterthought heels – I always feel a bit disappointed that I’ve got more to do after I’ve finished the top/toe. they also take away the magic of doing a heel turn.

  2. What a gorgeous pair of socks!

  3. Isn’t it funny how we prefer one method to another? I love cuff-down for the very reason that the PITA Kitchener stitch gives such a seamless, perfect finish! Lovely socks:)

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