U-Turn–Finished Pair

Although I’ve been distracted by my first Knit For Fun Retreat in Park City, Utah, the past couple of weeks, I did manage to finish my version of General Hogbuffer’s U-Turn socks (page 100 of New Directions in Sock Knitting).

U-Turn finished pair

I made a slight adjustment to the cuff pattern by working four rounds of stockinette stitch before beginning the twisted ribbing. I thought the horizontal stripe all around the leg would be a nice touch. Instead of using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off, I worked the Tubular Bind-Off (described on page 154) for a more rounded edge.

The color gradation in the Kaumi (green) yarn was so subtle that there is very little color overlap between the two socks. Still, I like the way the colors blend in the mismatched pair.

Next up, I’m going to start Jeny Staiman’s Vanishing Point socks (page 126). What an adventure they will be!

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