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    April 2020 - Sock KAL Chatter

    Greetings All!!

    For our new sock knitters, I try to give advance notice on what patterns we’ll feature so you have time to stash dive. Some months are more than others LOL. So – here is our featured patterns for April’s sock knit along!!

    This month’s beginner pattern is Patons Jacquard & Stripe Socks

    This month’s featured pattern was found by Cablegrrl in the free patterns group - Fairy Dancers

    Our theme is Easter J


    Our color this month is Blue – I am sure wishing for blue skies already and “April Showers” haven’t started yet!

    You may also choose any pattern you would like, and amend featured patterns for size and preferences.

    Show me what yarn and patterns you choose!


    LizB is donating yarn this month from her Yarns By the Bay Etsy store. She ships from Australia, and dyes some very beautiful yarn. She’s also been known to allow for additional skeins in the same free shipping with the prize – see LizB for details. Please remember to show our sponsor some love!J
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD = -3; YTD = -62

    #2
    I love the Fairy Dancers pattern! I'd like to knit those and have plans to use up the leftovers from the last three pair of socks I've made.
    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    • Char
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      What color will you make the Fairy Dancer's?

    • FreedomLover
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      I don't know, I haven't looked at my stash.

    #3
    I have picked out yarn to use with the "Jacquard & Stripe Socks", a blue self striping (I hope!) yarn. This Regia is from a new line of baby sock yarn in 25 gram balls. The yarn is super soft and my first time trying it. It's a bright blue with light green and light teal colors.

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    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD - 0, YTD +39

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      #4
      For the "Fairy Dancers Socks", I am using a blue Cascade Heritage Sock. It looks more lavender in the picture, but it's a true blue.

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      2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD - 0, YTD +39

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      • FreedomLover
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        I have a pretty light teal that I could use but seeing them done in pink and called Fairy Dancers makes my brain think they have to be ballet slipper pink. I think I'm too literal some times. That or I'm just rationalizing a "need" to buy yarn.

      • knitter131
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        Being as I am a "toe up" gal, this pattern isn't going to work for me. I looked for an Easter themed pattern, but couldn't find anything I liked. I did find a "Spring" pattern I can modify, called "Split Butterflies".

      #5
      Char - Can we do Fairy Dancer as a short cut sock? I never do lacy patterns for my winter socks but I would enjoy a lacy pattern on some summer, short cuts.

      Clarification - does it count as doing the pattern if I make them short cut?
      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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      • Char
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        Yes and yes

      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        Thanks. I'll have to look through my Hikoo CoBaSi stash.

      • Char
        Char commented
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        I look forward to seeing what you pick out. :-)

      #6
      I'm ready to get started on my Fairy Dancers!

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      • FreedomLover
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        This is lovely yarn.

      #7
      I went yarn shopping. . I followed all the protocols and went to the LYS to give her some business. She has a large table that people gather around and there were a few ladies there stitching. The Prima Cotton isn't for socks, it's for a wrap I want to make.

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      Shelly in South Carolina

      "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

      US Gardening Zone 8B

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      • FreedomLover
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        We're not on lockdown, they're requiring social distancing, and closed all businesses like salons, nail places, tattoo parlors, etc. They've also closed anything that could attract tourists, no one can get a room in a hotel or rent a condo, state parks are closed, public access to beaches and boat ramps are closed, etc,

      • Kathy7661
        Kathy7661 commented
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        Beautiful yarn!

      • FreedomLover
        FreedomLover commented
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        Thank you!

      #8
      I had leftover blue and yellow yarn from a pair of shorties so I'm adding it to white and making another short pair then I'm onto the Fairy Dancer pattern.

      Shelly in South Carolina

      "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

      US Gardening Zone 8B

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        #9
        I think I need to go yarn shopping. I was thinking of trying the Regia yarn, can anyone tell me the best place to order or buy that from? I'm not even sure if our craft stores are open, so many businesses forced to shut down by our governor

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        • Rose the Rebel
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          lovestostitch I bought 4 skeins of Wild Foot which were really expensive, made one pair of socks and my fingers felt like I had rug burns between them. I still have 2 new skeins and 2 1/2 used that will probably never get used.

        • Char
          Char commented
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          Rose the Rebel - I agree with you on the wild foot

        • Rose the Rebel
          Rose the Rebel commented
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          Char I would offer to donate it for a prize but I don't think anyone would want it. It would be a boobie prize

        #10
        Here is what my "Jacquard and Stripes" socks are looking like. Two colors of Regia Baby Smiles yarn. I forgot to post yesterday morning's picture, so it's here too.

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        Kathie from Indiana

        2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD - 0, YTD +39

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