Pattern: Nordic Knee-Highs from Vogue Knitting on the Go: Socks
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull in Fuchsia & Spring Green
Gauge: 8.5 sts & 11 rows=1" in stockinette on size 2.75mm needles
I LOVED making these little socks, it only took me like 4 days to make them! I did make several modifications (shocking, I know) the first of which is the colors. The pattern called for either a red/orange combo or a dark blue/light blue combo. Not that I have a problem with those 2 it’s just that I kind of wanted something that would really stand out and be obnoxious I also decided to make them in in opposing colors so they would match but still be different. Nona had some great advice for stranded knitting and color dominance; I followed this advice making the contrasting color on each sock the dominate one so the pattern would really pop. I also cast-on fewer stitches because Miss KT has smaller legs and feet than the smallest size. I also had to adjust the decreases and the heel, which wasn’t too hard (just a little math). The last change I made was on the toe. I did a vertical double decrease (sl 2 as if to k2tog, k1, pass sl sts over k st) instead of the skp, k2tog. I’m really not a fan of the way the toe came out, but I figure that part will be in KT’s shoe so no one will really see it.