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July 06, 2007


Dear Sockapalooza Sock Pal,

Let's play dress up! Check out this new outfit for your footsies:

You like?!?

Pattern: Scala Socks by Stephanie van der Linden. November 2006 knitalong selection of the German Yahoo group Socken-Kreativ-Liste.

Needles: US 0 dpns, set of 5 (these ones).

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in cranberry (45ns, 2 skeins) and peach (10ns, 1 skein), from Linda's store.

I tweaked the pattern a little to make sure the cuff wasn't too tight, and that there was plenty of room for my pal's ankles.

To make the two socks mirror images of each other, I reversed the direction of the decorative edging as well as the path of the cables. I also decided to continue the cable pattern on the instep, instead of knitting it plain.

Speaking of cables, there are a good number of them in this pattern. Do you know how to cable without a cable needle? It's a wonderful timesaver, I highly recommend it! This is how I do it, and there are a ton of other tutorials, too!

Posted by Kathy on July 6, 2007 09:51 AM


Oooh, those are gorgeous! Thanks for the links to all of the no-cable-needle tutorials. When I needed to use the technique, I was without a computer, and kind of unvented it. It'll be nice to try some new methods!

Is it too late for ME to be your pal?

Your socks are making me drool.

Those are stunning!

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