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Pink and orange textured socksThese socks have been a work-in-progress for far too long. I kept abandoning them for other projects. I ‘saved’ them for times when sock-knitting was best. They’ve been to a few Thursday knit nights but it’s been a while since I’ve  worked on them with any kind of commitment. It was time to change all that. Besides, I really like the colours and I am still keen to have more socks that aren’t shades of blue or green in my sock drawer.

Pink and orange textured socks

So having started these in summery January, and worked on them on-and-off through the autumn, they are now finished. Perfect timing as Sydney has been experiencing a cold snap. The yarn comes from a German company – Wolle Rödel – and this is a traditional 75% wool / 25% nylon blend. I really like the Primavera pattern. I modified it so I could knit these toe-up. The cables would have pointed the wrong way otherwise. This could have been tricky but, luckily enough, another Raveler, Kunterbunt, had done the same so I followed her stitch instructions. (Her project comes up as a linked bookmark on my Ravelry project page). It worked like a charm. I started each sock with the same colour but clearly not in exactly the same place!

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