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Greek figure socks

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Great pattern from Laura Swift -- socks & Greek vases. You can get a copy of the pattern here.

My practice socks, made with white and green yarn leftover from another project.

They follow partly Laura's pattern, but also a few patterns from Barbara G Walker's essential Mosaic Knitting.

What did we learn from this, kids? That you can't mix two-stranded colourwork and mosaic knitting in the same piece. You can, I suppose, if you're stubborn and plan for it, but my basic sock pattern meant that the gauge went all out of whack. So I ended up just knitting in rando two-colour geometric bands.

Eventually I got my act together and made up a pair of ancient-Greek flavoured socks in orange and black (Opal superwash sock wool). I worked patterns randomly from Laura's chart, and deliberately made no effort for the socks to match. I use my own sock knitting pattern than the one suggested.

These were knitted up with 2mm needles, 1mm on the ribbing and heel; using my usual sock pattern to fit my foot (a UK6/EU39/US8) -- with the two strands they came up a bit snugger than usual, so next time around will use probs 3mm.

Quality control courtesy of Tiny Toast.

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09 de jun. de 2023

Love these! I made a couple of vase hats and I get very happy when I see other Greek pottery designs, they are really so evocative for knitting. I just started learning to do socks so it's nice to see some experienced socks inspo too.

22 de jul. de 2023
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Thanks! Apologies for the delayed reply -- cheers for the new patterns. I'm always looking for these kinds of patterns myself. I find when I knit these kinds of stranded patterns I need to go up a size with my needles (I use DPNs) than I usually do -- otherwise everything draws in too tightly.

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