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Pattern: Garter Stripe Baby Sock by Jennifer Hoel
Time Frame: started March 3, 2013; finished April 4, 2013
Yarn: Chirapa by Marisol in #705 (no idea of the actual colorway name)
Needles: US #2 (2.75 mm) - Blackthorn DPNs
Size: Toddler (see modifications)
Modifications: The original pattern calls for fingering yarn on US #0 (2 mm) needles. I used sport weight yarn on US #2 (2.75 mm) needles. From the beginning these socks were bigger the the specified pattern. I made sure to knit both socks with the same number of pattern repeats so they'd turn out the same (as the pattern gives directions in length, not pattern repeats). I also modified the toes from the original pattern. The original pattern has you do a short-row toe that wraps up to the top of the toe and three-needle bind off and I opted for a regular toe decrease and Kitchener Stitch but I mimicked the three-needle bind off by putting a purl bump before I started my toe decreases.
Thoughts: It's an easy introduction to socks. The only thing I really don't like are the short-row heels and toes. I wasn't sure about the short-row heel but now that Little Man is parading around in his new socks, I see how they don't fit his feet as well. I think if I make them again, I'll opt for a regular heel flap and gusset rather than the short row. I also, obviously, didn't care for the short-row toe either as I changed it to a regular toe decrease with Kitchener Stitch. Other than that, it's a perfect little pattern. I think if I make it again, I'll make the cuff/leg a bit longer.
Here are some more photos from our early morning photo shoot :)
|Please notice his monster jammies :)|
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