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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  08:01:04 AM  Show Profile Send KarenB a Private Message
Here are my newly completed Anna Socks from Rowan 40. Another view; cuff detail; foot detail. I love the way this design juxtaposes the prim-and-proper with the slightly risque -- the lace recalls fishnet stockings, the velvet ribbon hints of garters.

A word of warning for anyone thinking of making these: the pattern as written provides no calf shaping (!) and will produce saggy baggy ankles. This is easily remedied by switching to a smaller needle size once past the full part of the calf.

The pattern calls for Rowan 4-Ply Soft and size 3 needles; I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock with size 2 needles, changing to size 1 at the lower calf. I also substituted my preferred heel and toe.

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  09:11:44 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Very cute.

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  09:31:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Stacey14's Homepage Send Stacey14 a Private Message
How many skeins of LL did you use? They are beautiful!

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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  10:37:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit millsgrad's Homepage Send millsgrad a Private Message

they're so cute! I particularly love the lil ribbon detail! great job. :)


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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  10:43:47 AM  Show Profile Send a Private Message
Great job!

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  11:04:50 AM  Show Profile Send westcoastchica a Private Message
Those are beautiful! The ribbon totally makes those socks! :-)


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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  12:02:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit amosellie's Homepage Send amosellie a Private Message
They look great - and, thanks for the tip about the calf!
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Warming Up

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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  9:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit tiennie's Homepage Send tiennie a Private Message
Beautiful! What patience to knit knee highs.

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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  04:57:25 AM  Show Profile Send JGOLOSO a Private Message
Darling! Love those.

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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  06:35:18 AM  Show Profile Send mer4205 a Private Message
Gorgeous and an expert job!
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