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Springing Out a Pattern

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I'm beginning to discover more than one good thing about bed rest. In this case, it helped me to get the Sprung pattern completed in record time. While the basic instructions are for the sock that fits my foot, I have included instructions so that any foot size can be accommodated as long as you're willing to do just a very very tiny bit of math -- and I've put all the instructions for doing the math in the pattern too!

If you'd like to have a copy of the Sprung Sock pattern, there are two ways to find it:

1) Download from this link here.

2) Click on the picture of the Sprung Socks in my side bar and go directly to the pattern page that has all the information.

3) Click on the link in my menu bar (above) for "Patterns" where you can find a link to the page for the socks, as well as all the other patterns (free and otherwise) that I've made available.

The pattern is in PDF format, which means you will need a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat or GhostView.

I'm happy to make this pattern freely available to whomever would like to work with it. However, please respect my ownership of this work and do not redistribute either electronically or physically. Please feel free, however to link to the pattern or the pattern description page.

It's hard to guarantee that a pattern is perfect, I try to proof everything carefully, but occasionally problems sneak through. If you see any problems, please don't hesitate to email me and let me know. My email address link is in the side bar.

If you knit the socks, I'd love to see pictures or a link to your website. And if you're on Ravelry, well, I'm really looking forward to seeing you there and all the great yarns people try!

Finally, ff you are feeling particularly kind and enjoy the pattern, I'd really appreciate it if you'd use my Amazon link if you are feeling like doing a little shopping:

I hope the Sprung Socks help to put a little spring in your step this summer! Enjoy!

Sprung Socks Finished!

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Just when you thought there was going to be nothing more here than talk of gestating and baby sweaters, it is my privilege to present the completed Sprung Socks.

Sprung Socks Details:
Yarn: Curious Yarns Sock Yarn, in "Sprung"
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rows to 1" over Stockinette

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Front
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Side
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Somewhat Artsy Side
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Back
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Pattern Stitch Detail

While I always love to knit socks, especially for myself, this summer, given my perpetually overheated feelings of late, I'm actually pretty much happiest with no sock or shoes at all (I am beginning to understand how the phrase "barefoot and pregnant" might not always be pejorative) so this pair of socks languished a bit, even thought they are not complicated and should have been completed a long time ago. This is really only my first pair of socks that features any kind of lace or open work and I am happy with the result. The open work for this sock, as it is constructed, almost has a ribbed quality, so I think the leg region of the pattern can accommodate a wider range of leg and calf profiles than if I had knit it in more straightforward stockinette.

The stitch pattern comes from a Japanese stitch pattern book that has a lot of inspirational pattern stitch ideas, and whose English subtitle is Knitting Patterns Book 300. The ISBN number for the book, is ISBN 4-529-04172-7. I don't think this will be the last time I create a garment that uses inspiration from this pattern book. And, as I was browsing the Japanese version of Amazon, it looks as if there might be another book in the series as well as a crochet book or two. Clearly, when I am more mobile, a trip back out to the local Japanese mall is going to be necessary!

I promised in a previous post to share this pattern with everyone, and I will be writing it up and PDF'ing it for whomever wants to download it so that you can all get a little "Sprung" as well.

I'd like to thank one of my favorite guys for helping me take the photographs -- and for just taking good care of me in general while I'm resting. I thought the shot labelled "artsy" was a particularly nice one -- and certainly a picture I never could have taken on my own, even if I was more mobile.

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