All of a sudden, on Saint Patricks day, I realized that I’d hit the decreases for my second sock. Crazy! Here’s (finally!) a good shot of the color, with one row to go.

And a shot of the picot edge, lace ribbing, and the interlocking double diamond lace:

So, I finished, sewed in the ends, and dunked them. Since I don’t have sock blockers, here they are blocking on a towel:

I’m convinced that I should have used size 0 needles instead of 2s. I’d gone down a size from the recommended 3s, but it really wasn’t enough. Not only is the fabric loose, but they are quite large. They look like they would fit well over my slippers, instead of under them. I’ll have to assess once they’re dry. Is it possible to shrink things knit with sock yarn?

4 thoughts on “Success?”

  1. If they are cotton, you could try hot water to wash them in or stick them in the dryer for short periods to see if that will shrink them.

    I know anything I have that’s cotton shrinks in a hot dryer!

  2. Sadly, the yarn is a blend: 75% new wool, 18% nylon, and 7% acrylic. probably shrink-proof?

  3. I love those socks but something is wrong with me I frogged them about 5 times because I couldn’t figure out the chart

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