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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Olympic knitting--Done!


Finished. With minutes to spare! And, here's the proof--The Torino socks.

I ended up using Lisa's Sock! yarn in the St. Valentine color and size 0 (2 mm) needles. The patterns were adapted from the trilogy sets of both the Fanderl and Erlbacher books. It has a Joyce Williams short row heel/sole combination with gusset and the toe is based on one from an old Stahl book (I think). I had hoped to make the pattern available immediately (from Heartland Knits, of course), however, want to wait a bit so I can be sure if the accuracy of the directions. Sometimes a few days or weeks away from the instructions can give you fresh eyes to spot mistakes.

So, check back soon.

8 Comments:

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Lisa S said...

Faaaaaaaabulous! SUPER Fabulous design, Vicki. Look like we need to collaborate! :o)))

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

I love the way you have the centre cable fanning out into a lattice at the ankle. Very cool! It's a gorgeous sock.

 
At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Kerry said...

Oh, man. Very cool socks. Be sure to scream it out when you have the pattern ready!

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger vanessa said...

bellissima :-)

 
At 5:03 AM, Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Beautiful Vicki! What special socks:-)

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger CarolineF said...

Wow what beautiful socks! Do you think I would have a hard time converting them to a regular flap and gusset heel? Short row heels do not agree with me.

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Joanne said...

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At 1:09 PM, Blogger jenknits said...

Oh my, Vicki, those are some gorgeous socks! I think the wave on the top of the foot looks like the luge - or maybe the downhill skiers course. How is that pattern coming along? You know we are all chomping at the bit!

 

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