Blue & Yellow DK-Weight Socks

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Basic Socks from Learn to Knit Socks by Edie Eckman
Debbie Bliss Merino DK, [100% merino wool (machine washable)],
color: yellow and blue
US 3
6.25 sts/inch
March 2003
This was my very first pair of socks. For fun, I knit one sock in yellow with blue stripes and one in blue with yellow stripes. This yarn was very soft and cozy, but unfortunately it wore out almost INSTANTLY. As you can see from the picture below, I repaired holes in the heels on both socks. I started to repair the ball of the foot on the blue sock via duplicate stitch, but I gave up since it was taking so long. I think I cut the toe off with the plan of just reknitting it with fresh yarn, but I never got around to that. I decided I'd rather just knit new socks out of yarn that would hold up better.

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Massive repairs needed.

I think this book was a very good introduction to knitting socks. And starting out with DK-weight yarn was certainly better than using fingering-weight yarn for a first pair. I just wish the book had given a little more guidance as to which types of DK-weight yarn would be a good choice for socks (i.e., yarn with some nylon content).

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Sad socks - totally worn through.
They were nice while they lasted though.