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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung

FO::January Socks

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Really late posting this. So for my knitting-related resolution of the new years was to make a pair of socks each month for myself. This of course excludes any sock knitting I do for samples and gifts.

These, Jaywalker, are my Socks of the Month--January.

Pattern: Jaywalker (Rav Link) - by Grumperina

Yarn: Sock-Ease by Lion Brand

Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo

It was a really easy pattern to memorize, but I got totally arrogant and knit on as I usually do with other socks. I didn't decrease sts for the feet portion.... I thought about ripping back but just knit on. I'm kind of glad I made that mistake, because this pattern does not give any stretch. And after blocking, they totally fit my feet.

Yarn - not loving the yarn too much. It's rough to work with, my left index finger where I hold my yarn felt pretty irritated whenever I knit for long. But it does seem very sturdy. I washed it once through the washer and it came out beautifully, but not as soft as I had hoped.

I'm working on my Feb & March socks right now. With all that traveling, I couldn't cast on for my Feb socks until Feb 25th... :( But 1 sock already done for Feb! Just 1 more to go.