Knitting socks for competition

I love knitting, it takes me to a different place. I learned the basic knit stitch from my mother and several aunties when I was a little girl, but I soon forgot them as I became interested in other things (horses, boys and horses). Two years ago I decided to try knitting again as a way to relax from study and the pressures of life; I loved it.

 My favorite thing to knit at the moment is socks, so I decided to try a fiendishly difficult pattern to enter in the CWA Land Handicraft competition. I have been dabbling in Fair Isle and stranded knitting for a while and I love the idea of painting a picture with my knitting so I decided on a charted pattern by Karin Aida called ‘Gimmee coffee’ (I thought it was apt).

The rules state that the socks must be of natural fibres and hand knitted, so I went off to the craft shop and spent a pleasant hour or so browsing and dreaming in the knitting isle while my (very patient) partner shifted restlessly from foot to foot, inspected his watch and cleared his throat at ever decreasing intervals. I eventually decided on a bamboo and wool blend yarn in cream and taupe.

I first needed to transcribe the chart to a written pattern, which took ages, and then I was ready to cast on. I used a really simple, toe up, two at a time, magic loop pattern with a short row heel (sock knitters will know what I mean) as my base pattern and just added the colour knitting in the appropriate places.

Basic sock pattern
I cast on 20 stitches (on each needle) and increased to 38 stitches (on each needle) using the method outlined by the tutorial (click on the heading above to access the tutorial).
I began the instep and sole patterns once the toe section was complete.

I made my toe colour A and my contrast colour B

Instep pattern
row
1- Knit all with colour A
2- Knit all with colour A
3- 3A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 4A.
4- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
5- *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, * end with 2A
6- 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
7- 2A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A
8- Knit all with colour A
9- 2A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A
10- 1A, 1B. 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
11- *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B,* end with 2A
12- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B,  1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
13- 3A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 4A
14- Knit all with colour A
15 to 20- repeat rows 3 to 8
21- 12A, 13B, 13A
22- 2A, 2B, 6A, 17B, 6A, 2B, 3A
23- 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 5B, 9A, 5B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
24- 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A, 5B, 1A, 9B, 1A, 5B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A
25- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
26- 3A, 2B, 7A, 13B, 7A, 2B, 4A
27- 11A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 12A
28- 3A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 2B, 4A
29- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 15B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
30- 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A
31- 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
32- 2A, 2B, 4A, 18B, 7A, 2B, 3A
33- 9A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 12A
34- 11A, 2B, 11A, 2B, 12A
35- 2A, 2B, 8A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 8A, 2B, 3A
36- 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 9B, 9A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
37- 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 25A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A
38- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 9A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 9A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
39- 3A, 2B, 10A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 10A, 2B, 4A
40- 14A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 15A
41- 14A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 15A
42- 3A, 2B, 8A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 8A, 2B, 4A
43-2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
44-1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 8A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 8A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A
45- 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 9A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
46- 2A, 2B, 11A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 11A, 2B, 3A
47- 15A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 16A
48- knit all with colour A
49 to 54- repeat rows 9 to 14.

Sole pattern
row
1- Knit all with colour A
2- Knit all with colour A
3- 3A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 4A.
4- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
5- *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, * end with 2A
6- 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
7- 2A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A
8- Knit all with colour A
9- 2A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A
10- 1A, 1B. 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 2A
11- *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B,* end with 2A
12- 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B,  1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 3A
13- 3A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 4A
14- Knit all with colour A

Repeat rows 3-14 a TOTAL of 4 times, then repeat rows 3-8 once.

Leg pattern

The split in the middle of each row (/) indicates where I change from the front needle to the back one. I found that when knitting two at a time I had to knit the row up to the split twice (once for each sock) then go on and knit the row after the split twice.

row
1- Knit all
2-1A, 5B, 33A/ 5B, 33A
3- 7B, 6A, 13B, 12A/ 7B, 6A, 13B,B, 9A, 12A
4- 2B, 3A, 3B, 3A, 17B, 9A, 1B/ 2B, 3A, 3B, 3A, 17B, 9A,1B
5- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 5B, 9A, 5B, 8A, 1B/ 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 5B, 9A, 5B, 8A, 1B
6- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 5B, 1A, 9B, 1A, 5B, 7A, 2B/ 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 5B, 1A, 9B, 1A, 5B, 7A, 1B
7- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 2B/ 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 1B
8- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 13B, 11A, 2B/ 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 13B, 11A, 1B
9- 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 10A, 2B/ 1B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 10A, 1B
10- 7B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 11A, 1B/ 6B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11b, 1A, 2B, 11A
11- 1A, 5B, 3A, 15B, 1A, 2B, 12A/ 5B, 3A, 15B, 1A, 2B, 11A
12- 1A, 5B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 5B, 3A/ 5B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 5B, 2A,
13- 2A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 7B, 2A/ 1A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 7B, 1A
14- 2A, 3B, 4A, 18B, 2A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 1A/ 1A, 3B, 4A, 18B, 2A, 3B, 3A, 3B
15- 2A, 3B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A/ 1A, 3B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
16- 3A, 1B, 8A, 2B, 11A, 2B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2b, 1A/ 2A, 1B, 8A, 2B, 11A, 2B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B,
17- 3A, 1B, 9A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A/ 2A, 1B, 9A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B,
18- 15A, 9B, 5A, 2B, 1A/ 14A, 9B, 5A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B

19- 29A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 1A/ 28A, 3B, 3A, 3B
20- 16A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 7A, 7B, 2A/15A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 7A, 7B, 1A
21- 16A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 8A, 5B, 3A/15A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1A, 1B, 8A, 5B, 2A
22-1A, 5B, 9A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 5B, 3A/ 5B, 9A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 5B, 2A
23- 7B, 8A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 8A, 3B, 3A, 1B/6B, 8A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 8A, 3B, 3A
24- 2B, 3A, 3B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 2B/1B, 3A, 3B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 1B
25- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 2B/ 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 1B
26- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A,1B, 2A, 1B, 9A, 1B, 3A, 2B/ 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 9A, 1B, 3A, 1B
27- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 3A, 1B, 3A, 2B/2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 3A, 1B, 3A, 1B
28- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 6A, 2B/2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 6A, 1B
29- 2B, 3A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 4A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 2B/1B, 3A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 4A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 1B
30- 7B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 13A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 8A, 1B/6B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 13A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 8A
31- 1A, 5B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 10A/ 5B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 9A
32- 1A, 5B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 10A, 5B, 3A/5B, 2A,1B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 10A,5B, 2A
33- 2A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 7B, 2A/1A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 7B, 1A
34- 2A, 3B, 11A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 1A/1A, 3B, 11A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 3A, 3B
35- 2A, 3B, 12A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A/1A, 3B, 12A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
36- 3A, 1B, 7A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A/2A, 1B, 7A, 2B, 90A, 2B, 2B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
37- 3A, 1B, 6A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A/2A, 1B, 6A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
38- 10A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A/9A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
39- 11A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 7A, 2B, 5A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 1A/9A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 7A, 2B, 5A, 3B, 3A, 3B
40- 12A, 2B, 16A, 7B, 2A/11A, 2B, 16A, 7B, 1A
41- 31A, 5B, 3A/30A, 5B, 2A
42- 1A, 5B, 25A, 5B, 3A/5B, 25A, 5B, 2A
43- 7B, 6A, 13B, 6A, 3B, 3A, 1B/6B, 6A, 13B, 6A, 3B, 3A
44- 2B, 3A, 3B, 3A, 17B, 4A, 3B, 2A, 2B/1B, 3A, 3B, 3A, 17B, 4A, 3B, 2A, 1B
45- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 5B, 9A, 5B, 3A, 3B, 2A, 2B/2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 5B, 9A, 5B, 3A, 3B, 2A, 1B,
46- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 5B, 1A, 10B, 1A, 5B, 3A, 1B, 3A, 1B/1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 5B, 1A, 9B, 1A, 5B, 3A, 1B, 3A, 1B
47- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 1B, 3A, 2B/2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 1B, 3A, 1B
48- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 13B, 11A, 2B/2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 13B, 11A, 1B
49- 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 10A, 2B/1B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 10A, 1B
50- 7B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 11A, 1B/6B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 11B, 1A, 2B, 11A
51- 1A, 5B, 3A, 15B, 1A, 2B, 12A/5B, 3A, 15B, 1A, 2B. 11A
52- 1A, 5B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 5B, 3A/5B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 4A, 5B, 2A
53- 2A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 7B, 2A/1A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 12B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 7b, 1A
54- 2A, 3B, 4A, 19B, 2A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 1A/1A, 3B, 4A, 18B, 2A, 3B, 3A, 3B
55- 2A, 3B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/3B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
56- 3A, 1B, 8A, 2B, 11A, 2B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/1A, 1B, 8A, 2B, 11A, 2B, 2A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
57- 3A, 1B, 9A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/1A, 1b, 9A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1b, 2A, 2B
58- 15A, 9B, 5A, 2b, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/13A, 9B, 5A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
59- 29A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 3A/26A, 3B, 3A, 3B,
60- 16A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 7A, 7B, 3A/14A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 7A, 7B, 1A
61- 16A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 8A, 5B, 4A/14A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 8A, 5B, 2A
62- 1A, 5B, 9A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1a, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 5B, 3A, 1B/4B, 9A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 5B, 2A
63- 7B, 8A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 8A3B, 3A, 2B/5B, 8A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 8A, 3B, 3A
64- 2B, 3A, 3B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 3B/3A, 3B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 1B
65- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 1A/1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 7A, 3B, 2A, 1B
66- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 9A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 1A/1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 9A, 1B, 3A, 1B
67- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 3A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 1A/1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 3A, 1B, 3A, 1B
68- 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 6A, 2B, 1A/1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 6A, 1B,
69- 2B, 3A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 4A, 1B, 5A, 1b, 3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 3B/3A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 4A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 6A, 1B
70- 7B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 13A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 8A, 2B/5B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 13A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 8A
71- 1A, 5B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 10A, 1B/4B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 9A
72- 1A, 5B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 10A, 5B, 3A, 1B/4B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 10A, 5B, 2A
73- 2A, 3B, 4A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 7B, 3A/3B, 4A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 7B, 1A
74- 2A, 3B, 11A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 2A/3B, 11A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 9A, 3B, 3A, 3B
75- 2A, 3B, 12A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/3B, 12A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 4A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
76- 3A, 1B, 7A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/1A, 1B, 7A, 2B, 9A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
77- 3A, 1B, 6A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2A/1A, 1B, 6a, 1B, 1A, 2B, 7A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 2B
78- knit all.

At row 31 of the instep pattern

At row 31 of the sole pattern

At row 43 of the instep pattern

At row 43 of the sole pattern
At row 54 of instep pattern

At row 54 of sole pattern
Row 60 of the leg pattern, front view

Row 60 of the leg pattern, back view
And they are finished.




What a long term project this was.
I will send them off to the craft show, but I don’t see myself winning; my eldest daughter tried to put them on and I have not left enough give in the legs to make it comfortable to put them on. This is a common problem for me when I do stranded knitting, I think I don’t leave enough of a loop at the back of the work when I carry the yarn. Oh well, next time I will do better.



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