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Introducing Havers October 17, 2007

Posted by hollyspinner in Knitting.
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Havers is a top-down, knitted in the round, with a mock rib heel flap (that is oh so comfy) and double decrease heel sock (well, a pair actually).

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Aren’t they pretty? They are also so very comfy. Here are the stats:
Yarn: Hill Creek Yarns Superfine Superwash in the Shasta Daisy colorway
Needles: Size 1 US, 2.25 mm
Size: Women’s medium
Gauge 6 sts per inch over pattern

The Havers pattern will be on sale soon.

Now you may ask, as I often do, where did the name come from? I am a huge, huge fan of British TV, particularly mysteries. The one that PBS is currently running on their Mystery program is the Inspector Lindley series.  Inspector Lindley’s intrepid partner is a woman with the surname Havers.  She’s my favorite character.  She’s very straight forward and so is this pattern, not to mention that I watched several episodes while I knit up these socks. 

One more thing I wanted to mention.  Did you see the spiffy sock blockers in the picture up top, go on take a look, I’ll wait.  They’re (coated) metal coat-hangers.  I should invest in some spiffy wooden ones, but these worked great.  They also allow for more air flow than wooden ones.  I found the pattern here

Oh, did you know, you can also make a Swift with coat hangers, really.  Isn’t recycling cool!

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1. Em - October 17, 2007

Thanks for the link! Re-using and recycling are a must for fibre-crafters, don’t you think?


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