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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Friday, December 11, 2015

More blue knitting . . .

And now for some socks:

I am knitting these socks top down using the magic loop method with one long needle, size 2.25 mm. The cuff is knit one, purl one twisted stitch ribbing. I used the long tail cast-on method to cast-on 56 stitches, with a very long yarn tail so that I knit the first joining row with two strands of yarn, and snipped off the excess long tail at the end of that row.
The yarn is lovely, Saki Silk by Wisdom YarnsLight Fingering / 3 ply, 55% Merino, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk, 402 meters / 100 grams. I bought the yarn in Vernon last year while visiting family.

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