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Veil of Leaves


From Cat Bordhi’s new book and knit in Cotton Fine. I don’t really like them.

At no point do I attribute my dislike to the genius of Cat Bordhi. Nope. Nor do I think the fault likes in Cotton Fine. The fault is clearly mine in that I chose cotton for a pattern that really needed a yarn with lots of memory so it wouldn’t stretch out. The fault, Horatio, lies with me.

I still do not like the short row heel. It feels like it will be eaten down by the heel of my shoe. Maybe it won’t, but it feels as if it will. I do not have to be rational about this. I am retired. I paid my dues.


The cuff is lovely, but stretched out and I know of no one who needs to add width to her ankles.

The socks, therefore will stay with me. I will either wear them under really long pants, or just use them to help me remain humble. Stay tuned for the new ones knit in Maisy. Corn. Who would have guessed?

On the needles today, a top down raglan made from this yarn.
elann Adara from elann.com
Fibre Content: 87.5% Mercerized Cotton/ 12.5% Linen
Made In: Brazil
Care: Machine Wash Cold Gentle/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 18 st/4 inches 4.5 mm (US 7)
Yardage: 85 m (93 yards)
Size: 50g (1.75 oz) ball
Price: $2.48 USD

It isn’t the most beautiful yarn I’ve ever seen, but I love the hand of it. And I think it will get softer over the years. This may be a zip front cardi or a v neck pullover (haven’t decided yet and don’t have to decide for another 1.5 inches. I think of it like a favorite sweatshirt. I really like to feel the fabric. And the cost is wonderful.

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2 Responses

  1. Do you feel the same way about a short row heel on a plain stockinette sock? I felt the same way about the garter stitch short row heel but once I did a short row heel on a plain sock, or when I started adding in more plain rows at the back of the sock before I carried on with the stitch pattern, I felt much better about the feel of it on my foot. I think those type of patterned heels are for the people that wear them with clogs or birks.

  2. I just finished these socks in a yarn that has a ton of memory and spring. It’s no better with Socks That Rock and very slouchy. Needless to say, I used my favorite color on socks that looked gor.ge.ous in the book, but I am now so very disappointed in the socks.

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