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.Ornette Socks.

Yarn: Novita Wool shade #727 Lilac
Needles: 2.5 mm

The Ornette Socks are now (finally) ready. They were a lot of work, but I'm really happy about the result. They fit perfectly and look really complicated (which they actually were). The first few (or 30 rows) were quite difficult and I had to concentrate really hard, but after that the pattern became more intuitive, and I even knitted the last sock while watching TV. 

I did make some mistakes though, but none that really matter now that the socks are finished. I was knitting the second smallest size (size S, that is) but somewhere along the way got mixed up and started to follow  the instructions for the smallest socks. I kept wondering how many instep decreases I was supposed to make as the amount seemed much larger than normally, but just shrugged it off by feeling happy that the socks have really long instep part as my foot is quite high. By the end of the sock I realised that because of the too many decreases the pattern didn't match the toe shaping. I thought about unraveling but was lazy and started the toe shaping despite everything. Luckily it doesn't look bad at all.

Two other things I would like to comment about: first, you really have to keep track on how many stitches you lift from the edge of the heel flap as this affects the rest on the sock, (how much Stockinette stitch you will have at the end of the foot) to make the other sock identical. The second point is about the length of the sock: I started the toe shaping already after row 59 even though the correct row would have been 77, which is like 18 rows and a whole pattern repeat later. Luckily I noticed that the sock was getting way too long. I even had to make the toe decreases every round because otherwise the sock would have turned out massive. I stopped knitting when I had 24 stitches left on my needles and grafted them together with kitchener stitch.


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