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Purple hedgerow socks

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I finished my sock on the last day of vacation, though the photoshoot had to wait until I got back to Oregon as the sun had gone down.

They fit perfectly.

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Despite my troubles due to inadequate note taking and letting far too many months pass between the first and second sock, with some ripping back I got them to be the same size.

The pattern is Hedgerow Socks by Jane Cochran. A simple broken rib pattern with lots of stretch.  I made mine 6 stitches narrower and change the heel out for a partridge heel as I think they wear better.  The yarn is something I dyed, but I’m not sure when or what.  It was in my stash a long time.

I’ve learned my lesson about knitting pairs.  I bought another set of my favorite sock needles and I will be knitting two at a time from now on to avoid the replication and memory problems.

Back in the airport for the trip home I cast on 331 stitches for a crescent scarf.  So many stitches!

This one is being knit with handspun yarn – I don’t spin singles very often as I worry about their durability, so it will be interesting to see how this goes.

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3 thoughts on “Purple hedgerow socks

    • The dyeing is really easy – it just takes a pot of hot water, a little vinegar, and a powdered dye. The hot water and vinegar make the dye permanent. It is a lot of fun, and a good way to change plain or ugly yarn into something better.

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