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The Skipper’s Socks are finished and on his feet. None too soon either, as it has turned chilly.

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Knit from the toe up, the inspiration for these socks was the work and art of the blacksmith. Imagine a walk on a cool, early Autumn morning as the misty countryside starts to awaken. The sound of metal ringing against metal. In the distance, wisps of grey smoke curl and drift from a forge. The blacksmith is already at work drawing and bending hot metal into ornate shapes destined to become a decorative element for a wrought iron gate.

In these socks, I wanted to capture the firmness of the vertical repetition of the wrought iron gate and the strength found in its twisted and curved decorative shapes. The twisted stitch pattern forming the side panels of the socks is the decorative element. The plain ribbing on the instep, the front and the back of the leg is the gate. The easy sewn bind off is intentionally used to echo the texture of the twisted stitch panels.

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Later this week, I will be searching for test knitters. The pattern is written for sizes 8.5 (9, 10)” / 21.5 (23, 25.5) cm circumference. Both the leg and foot length can be adjusted for an individual fit.

I am happy with these socks. They came out just as I had pictured them. The yarn is MadelineTosh Sock in the Aura colorway.

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