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November 18, 2004

Girl on the Rebound

Eastern European FootletsNona's on the rebound, the sock rebound, from the disappointing nesting sock project.  When in doubt return home to the tried-and-true and for me and socks -- or is it socks and I -- that's one of two people, Nancy Bush or Priscilla Gibson-Roberts.  I consider Nancy's "A Classic Sock Pattern" in Folk Socks to be just that, a classic.  But I wasn't in the mood for classic, nona was on the rebound and on the prowl for something new.  While prowling, I came across Priscilla's "Eastern European Footlets" in the winter 2003 issue of Interweave Knits.  These socks are knit from the toe up -- that's different -- plus both the toe and heal shaping are done using short rows -- nona loves short rows.  Intriguing, perfect for a girl on the rebound!

Using Koigu merino in chocolate brown and raspberry and US 2 needles I provisionally cast on 29 sts and never looked back.  By the way, did you know that chocolate brown is the new black?  For me, shaping the toe and heal using short rows was pure magic and I loved working with the fine wool and needles.  I'm very happy with this new relationship and am looking forward to the second sock. Footlet Photo Spread

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Nona - how do you have so much time to knit? Between your daily projects and a knitting group I see each morning at my local coffee shop I am feeling slight twinges of knitting envy. Oh well - vicarious knitting is better than none. - Nonasister 1

Posted by: Joan | Nov 19, 2004 3:58:33 AM

The issue this was featured in is no longer available. Can you give me any more information onthe pattern? How did your chucky set of footlets go? I love knitting with chunky yarn.

Posted by: tattinteacher | Mar 16, 2006 10:27:18 PM

Nona, could you send me the pattern for those footlets? my mom is considering giving me some koigu :) and I want to have something to use it for.

Posted by: callie | Apr 16, 2006 10:47:03 AM

oh footletsocks are soooo great.

would love to make them for uor cold winters


Posted by: lilian | Dec 8, 2007 1:13:54 PM

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