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FO: Bowties are Cool

While obviously not the “nerdiest” thing I’ve ever knit, these are the most recent nerdiest thing I’ve knit, and I delight in them.

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The pattern is Bowties are Cool, a free sock knitting pattern by Mandie Harrington. The stitch pattern is delightfully easy to memorize and really very quick to knit, despite forgetting to work on them for weeks.

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They slightly don’t match in the legs. It had been a long time since I knit a pair of socks—the last pair of socks I finished were blogged about in October—and the yarn seemed really thin (this is what you get for knitting with heavier yarns most of the year), so I thought I needed to cast on for the medium size. . . even though I know that I almost always end up knitting socks with 60 stitches. There is not enough deviance in that “rule” to explain why I thought I needed to knit the medium size.

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So on the sock that was knit with 60 stitches, the yarn—Into the Whirled’s Pakokku Sock, colorway “Bigger on the Inside” (I told you these were nerdy)—striped perfectly. The other leg has a really fun pooling effect but I do love the stripey bits.

It’s not quite sock wearing weather yet here, but I’m excited to have new socks ready to bust out when the temperatures do get there.

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Amy

4 replies

    1. Thanks! It’s one of those mugs that “changes” when there’s hot liquid inside–the TARDIS shifts from the street scene to space. šŸ˜€

  1. Cool! Just like the weather today. I’d say put them in a spaceship and send them over I will take good care of them as long as you wait for cooler temperatures ^__^

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