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March 19, 2006

FO: India Socks


Another pair from the pile of socks-in-progress is done. And this one meets two goals. I took notes on sock one so I could reproduce it on sock two. And, I've finished another 2005 MDSW yarn purchase.

matching stripes courtesy of
my handy dandy notebook
increases and the tubular bind off


Yarn Regia Jubilee -- India Colorway
Needles 2 Addi Turbo 2.25mm (US #1)
Pattern Basic 60 stitch toe-up with a figure 8 toe and a short row heel. I did calf increases so I could make them longer without cutting off my circulation. To fit my leg, I increased 2 sts every 4 rows a total of 8 times (to bring the stitch total to 76 sts).
Gauge 8.5 stitches per inch

The tubular bind-off was fun but took some practice. The second step (when you're going through stitch 3 purlwise, while stitch 2 is still on the needle) needed to be looser than I originally thought. I had trouble making it loose without being loopy until I started stretching the ribbing after performing each step. I just did a quick stretch and it really seemed to make everything look nice and smooth -- and stretchy.

I love these socks so much that I've already worn them twice in just a few days. I washed and dried them inside out and they did just fine in the laundry. Their first wash definitely softened them up a bit too.

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Gorgeous socks!!!! I'm off to figure out what the tubular cast off is :)

Cheers Eva
PS - it's good to "see" you again :)

Posted by: Eva | Mar 19, 2006 3:44:04 PM

Love the socks! I have that solorway in my infinite sock yarn stash. I also love that sweater pattern. I've been searching for something to do w/ some Cork...

Posted by: Anna | Mar 19, 2006 4:28:38 PM

I really love them!

Posted by: Scout | Mar 19, 2006 5:08:05 PM

the socks look great!

Posted by: kim | Mar 19, 2006 5:27:12 PM

Great socks Jody! Why don't you try the Turkish Cast on next time! It's so much nicer than the figure 8!!

Posted by: Debi | Mar 19, 2006 6:12:06 PM

Love those socks! I can't wait to try a tubular bind-off.

Posted by: Karma | Mar 19, 2006 7:16:21 PM

They are lovely! Great job!

Posted by: Mary Beth | Mar 19, 2006 7:43:24 PM

They turned out great!

Posted by: Chris | Mar 19, 2006 7:45:08 PM

Love the simplicity of the increases!

Posted by: grumperina | Mar 19, 2006 7:59:01 PM

They turned out beautifully.

Posted by: Tracy | Mar 20, 2006 5:19:00 AM

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Posted by: Ruth | Mar 20, 2006 8:23:14 AM

hurrah for new socks! they are gorgeous! india is one of the few self-patterning colourways i like, and i curse myself for not having discovered it before it was discontinued.

btw, the addi turbo #1s are actually 2.5mm - they don't do 2.25 :-(

Posted by: kris | Mar 20, 2006 8:45:11 AM

Very pretty - I love the brown undertones in the pink! (if that is the true color!)

Posted by: Stacey | Mar 20, 2006 9:13:32 AM

Gorgeous color. They look fabulous!

Posted by: margene | Mar 20, 2006 9:46:06 AM

Love that bind off! What is your source for it?

Posted by: Christy | Mar 20, 2006 10:39:55 AM

Those socks are gorgeous! What lovely colors.

Posted by: Jes | Mar 20, 2006 10:59:57 AM

Beautiful socks! Those are the best short row heels I've ever seen. Makes me want to try some toe up socks soon. Thanks for the great pics.

Posted by: Nancy | Mar 20, 2006 11:17:53 AM

Good job! I hate the tubular bind-off, it seems to take forever. But the results make it worthy of the time.

Posted by: Pioggia | Mar 20, 2006 2:25:35 PM

Those look great. Congrats on another FO.

Posted by: Kris | Mar 20, 2006 2:28:48 PM

Oh, I love them! What a great yarn! Tweedy and stripey...great socks.

Posted by: Julia | Mar 20, 2006 5:11:45 PM

I like the soft pinks and reds. Very soothing.

Posted by: colleen | Mar 20, 2006 10:23:59 PM

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