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Big Fun with self-patterning yarn

Completed in October 2007


This is a colorway that I've been wanting to knit for a long, long time.

I started these toe-up socks because I wanted/needed something "easy" to knit while watching a certain dancefest at the Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town, London.

Now I get a lot of flack for my love of dancing, especially the hokey-dokey variety. But come on, what's there not to like about dancers in full Regency attire, dancing in the olde style? It's great. It's amazing. I want to do it. You know how I love costume.

And oh hey, did you notice the gloves that the man is wearing? How can you not fall for a man who wears gloves? Ok, am I the only one with a thing about gloves?

Here are the finished socks. Perfectly matching, which is an accomplishment for me.

Knitting specs:

Regia sock yarn, purchased at the Liberty of London store on Regent Street, London. Sox knit on five-inch Brittany birch DPNs, size 2.50mm, purchased from Patternworks.

And here is my sister modeling the socks after I gifted them to her. She often wears black jeans and black leather Dansko clogs, which really seems to show off the socks!

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