Magenta, Irresistible!

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Another pair of socks! I know, I’m not being very creative right now. I just had so much fun with the other socks that I felt myself searching sock patterns on Ravelry all the time! I had plenty to choose from, too, seeing that I have about 150 sock patterns in my queue. Do I need 150 pairs of socks? No. Can I bring myself to delete some of them from my queue? Hell no!

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The Twinkleberry socks are a cute little pattern for sock knitter who aren’t quite beginners anymore: While the pattern is easily memorized and followed, it uses some nifty techniques that were new to me. Easy repeats can get boring, but luckily these ankle socks only call for about 16 of them so it hit that sweet spot where you can knit them by heart, but you aren’t already sick and tired of them. The short row toes are the most interesting aspect of the pattern – you basically “turn” the toe like you would a heel and then graft the stitches together at the sole using the kitchener stitch. I’ve used this technique before at the tip of the toe, but I was still amazed that the seam turned out barely visible on such a large area of stockinette stitch as well!

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The scalloped cuff edges are my favourite part of these socks. The only meh part of this project is the yarn. It pills a lot, and dust basically throws itself at it. Maybe it finds the gorgeous magenta colours as irresistible as I did, so I’m not even all that mad. 😉

Pattern: Twinkleberry by Beth LaPensee

Yarn: Meilenweit Merino by Lana Grossa

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