Things in life can be topsy-turvy, so what better excuse to knit socks that are all askew? Queue Knitty's Skew socks!
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They are perfect for my new skein of Dornröschen yarn because they will show off the colour changes really well. I don't normally like knitting with yarns that are too colourful - I much prefer semisolid or solid colourways - so it took me some time to find a suitable pattern. This colour is called "Lachen ist die beste Medizin": Laughter is the Best Medicine.
So far I have learnt how to make a new kind of increase, described in the pattern as LLinc and RLinc which are knitted from stitches in the previous row. I must admit I had to look those up first! I suspect you might just as well use any other type of increase you are most comfortable with, but I was happy to learn something new.
At the moment I am finishing the unusual toe section. I knit it twice because I thought I got it wrong the first time - but I didn't. I am excited to see how these will turn out!