Broken seed stitch socks

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Tour-de-Sock is not the only sock knitting that's been going on over here. Young warrior's last day of pre-school meant thinking of a small gift for his teacher, and what would be better than hand-knitted socks, right? I had seen some lovely Broken seed stitch socks before, so I wanted to use that pattern. The only problem was that it's for fingering weight yarn and I had plenty of DK sock yarn in my stash. Actually, that wasn't such a big problem, as the Broken seed stitch sock pattern is not actually a pattern, more of a sock recipe, so I looked up a sock pattern for Novita Nalle, the yarn that I was using, and took the number of stitches and measures from that. The reason why I wanted to use a pattern for the measures was that as the socks were a gift it meant that trying them on my own foot would not help in getting the size even close to a normal foot.

Broken seed stitch socks in Novita Nalle

Pattern: Broken seed stitch socks by Hanna Leväniemi & Neulotut raitasukat by Susanna Mertsalmi
Yarn: Novita Nalle & Nalle Taika, total 82 g
Needles: 3.5 mm cubics

Broken seed stitch socks in Novita Nalle

After knitting one pair I wanted to try how the socks would look like with another colorway, so I knitted another pair. While finishing the socks I heard about a call for socks for youth in foster care, so there was a good recipient for this other pair of socks. I don't know if hand-knitted socks are really what you need at that point, but if an organisation that's working with foster care youth asks for socks for the teens that's enough for me. I hope one kid is happy with the socks, knowing that someone put time and effort in knitting socks for her.

Broken seed stitch socks in Novita Nalle

Pattern: Broken seed stitch socks by Hanna Leväniemi & Neulotut raitasukat by Susanna Mertsalmi
Yarn: Novita Nalle & Nalle Marjaretki, total 82 g
Needles: 3.5 mm cubics

Broken seed stitch socks in Novita Nalle

And what did I learn from these two projects? Don't pick matching colors for MC and CC. I chose the solid colour from one of the colors of the multicolour/self-striping yarns, which would look good if you would, for example, knit the heel and toes in solid colour and the rest of the sock in multicolour. However, with broken seed stitch it meant that the effect was lost when I got to that colour. I even lost count of which yarn I was working on at times. But let me prepare for the next round of Tour-de-Sock now.

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