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Two pairs of socks

During my stay in the archipelago I finished both wip sockpairs. The Snickets were almost done before we came there, but the Latvian socks needed more knitting. Fortunately I got inspired by my pictures of the first sock, and finished the second in a quite speedy way.


First up are the Snicket socks. The socks are knitted on 2,5 mm dpns, with VillaMokka's yarn Mokkasukka (75 % wool, 25 % nylon) in the colourway Viimeinen kejsari (Finnish for The last Emperor). The yarn is a hand painted one, and beautiful. You can look at more of Villamokka's yarns at her blog. The Snicket socks pattern is a nice one, well written, and as I mentioned the short row heel I so far like the best of all I've tried. It was first published in MagKnits, but is now available as a free download in Ravelry. In the smallest size they are perfect for my younger daughter, with a shoe size 37.


The Snicket pictures are from the east terrace of the house on the island, but it started to rain before I finished the Latvian socks, and we pictured them here at home.


The pattern for the Latvian socks is to be found in Nancy Bush's book Folk socks. I have again used Mokkasukka yarn, this time in the colourway Iris. The picot cuff is knitted on 2,5 mm dp needles, the rest on 2 mm needles. I used almost all of the 100 gram hank of yarn, and I must admit I had a slightly scary feeling when knitting the toe of the socks. It looked like so little left. The socks were intended for my mother, and she will get them as a thank you for taking care of Ludde while we were on the archipelago holidays. But they suits me very well too, and I have 38 in shoe size. A very nice pattern this too, as Nancy's usually are, they fit my foot very well.


I couldn't decide which pictures from the archipelago to post, so I a put them all in
an album, so you can have a look at more than a couple, click here! These pictures are all taken in the archipelago of Turku, in southwest Finland. It's a beautiful place, and you can see my love for stones and rock formations, I can't stop taking pictures of them. The house on the island is very primitive, with some solar energy, but no running water, and with a nice vegetable plot. It's easy to forget about the troubles at home when over there!



The socks are lovely; I particularly like the picot edge. I tried it once for socks but ended up frogging it because it was too loose. Yours look perfect.

No running water? How did you manage?

Two beautiful pairs of socks! The Iris colorway is beautiful and works especially well with the pattern. The archilpelago looks gorgeous!

Both sets are lovely...great color and design choices! And very cute picot edge! Your trip sounds so relaxing!

Both pairs of socks are lovely. The Snicket socks look great in that yarn.

I'm still in love with that orange colorway! Great socks, too =)

Your photos of the Turku arhipelago were taken with the eye of an artist. Thanks again for sharing, Maud.

Your beautiful photos of the Turku arhipelago were taken with the eye of an artist. Thanks again for sharing, Maud.

Your socks look great, and I am quite envious of your lovely vacation spot!

Beautiful socks! I love that last picture - so peaceful.

WAUW, I wish I could knit socks! I love them all.. Gorgeous!!(and I'm a bit jealous on that magnificent view..)

Wow! Very nice socks indeed! As you are from Finland...do you have the knitting-instruction in Swedish? I often find lovely socks on the Internet but I just can't understand english instruction when it comes to knitting-termes...

Maria Hassel, Sweden


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