Almondine–A Complete Pair

I finished the Almondine socks and happily, you can barely notice that the toes are knitted with a different yarn–I ended up using about 30 yards of Lorna’s Laces for the toes. The color match is even better than I thought.

Now, before any of you start thinking that there isn’t enough yardage in Kollage Sock-a-Licious to make a pair of socks, let me be perfectly clear. I chose to knit the third size for a 9″ circumference, which is larger than even my big feet. And the leg measures 11 1/2″ long from the top of the cuff to the base of the heel, which is 2 1/2″ longer than I normally knit the legs on my socks. If I had knitted these socks at a more normal 8″ circumference and worked the leg to my standard length, there would have been plenty of yarn to finish the socks. And as soon as I get another skein of this yarn I’m going to prove it by knitting a “normal” pair!