Eucalyptus dyed frankensocks

Two balls of yarn wound into cakes in two shades of orange.

Another pair of frankensocks begins! It had been so long since I dyed this yarn that I was looking for undyed yarn and realised I had already dyed it. On the bottom, handspun Southdown. I am pretty happy with this spinning. High twist, true three ply, quite even (well, maybe just for me). On the top, a high twist 100% commercial merino sock yarn bought in a Ravelry destash.

An orange sock in progress on the dashboard of a car, with a road and dry South Australian landscape and blue sky out of focus in the background.

I decided on a long leg and calf shaping for the boot-loving, extensive walking awesome woman for whom these socks are destined. They went with us on a trip to our first same sex wedding, in the north of the state. Oh my, what a dry state we are in. Always, but especially this year, the driest one of the betrothed can remember in her more than fifty years in this place.

Here they are finished, with the difference in colour between the yarns clearly visible. And here are some details…

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3 responses to “Eucalyptus dyed frankensocks

  1. Do you have a ‘go to’ pattern for calf shaping etc. I am looking to up my sock knitting game this winter and my newest pair are just a bit tight on my lower calf.

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    • I’m afraid I am making it up as I go, Leonie! Casting on 8 extra stitches, deciding when seems right, decreasing 2 stitches each 4 rounds 4 times and then holding them against my calf to decide when to start the heel. Pure science, obvs!

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