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I decided to kick off my Summer of Socks 2009 knitting with Kaibashira. This sock pattern has been in my Ravelry queue for a year and a half, and I’ve had the TOFUtsies yarn in my stash for just a little over a year. Knitting these socks was certainly long overdue!

They look so very complicated, but once you get past the first couple rows of the cuff, they’re far easier to knit than you would think. There’s really only one “pattern” round in the 12-round pattern repeat, and everything else is just strategically placed rows of all knit or all purl stitches. Kaibashira is a surprisingly quick knit, as well. (Of course, I have had an unusual amount of free time for knitting lately, so YMMV.)

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Kaibashira Socks

  • Pattern: Kaibashira by Chrissy Gardiner
  • Size: 66-stitch circumference (approx. “medium”)
  • Needles: Cast on and worked first few rows using US 1.5 (2.5mm) circular needle, Magic-Loop style; then switched to US 1 (2.25mm) DPNs
  • Yarn: Southwest Trading Co. TOFUtsies, colorway 792 (Feet in the Sand)
  • Techniques: Cable cast-on, slip-stitch heel, kitchener stitch toe
  • Started 6/23/09, finished 7/2/09
  • Link to my Ravelry project page

I’ve already started my next pair of socks that will do double duty for the Socks from the Toe Up KAL as well as Summer of Socks 2009 — On-Hold Socks by Wendy D. Johnson (pattern is from Wendy’s book, Socks from the Toe Up). The yarn I’m using is Cascade Heritage Paints in colorway 9872, which is a dark blue in subtly varying shades from deep slate to navy. I’ll be knitting the On-Hold Socks according to my preferred MO — 2-at-a-time on Magic Loop, from the toe up.

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