Merry Go Round

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I made this sock a while ago. Equal parts frustration and admiration led to the pattern, which in all honesty is a poor relation of Eunny Jang’s Bayerishe sock. I’m utterly in love with the Bayerishe. I don’t know how many times I started this sock and tinked it back in frustration. There was some serious mental blockage going on there. I’m not saying that it’s a difficult pattern, and I must stress that it is very well written – I just had this huge mental block telling me that I _could not_ knit this sock. In the middle of my frustration, I decided to take each pattern component and practice working it individually. And that was the birth of the Merry Go Round. The cable is a variation of the Seven Sister’s cable, however, the use of Tofutsies really defines the gorgeousness of the stitches.
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I really get a kick out of stitch definiton in cables – it’s kind of my thing right now.

As you can see, the original was done if Tofutsies, and can be seen at River Colors in Rocky River, Ohio. I revisited the pattern this week, however, and since my stash of Tofutsies is ear-marked for other projects, I’ve used some handpainted yarn of the same weight. My talented friend Martha painted this for me, and I love it. I’m especially happy with the way it just has those hints of rust here and there. Delicious socks :)

Bayerishe Sock

BTW – I did finish my Bayerishe and am still utterly in love with them and in awe of Eunny’s skillz.

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