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Woolstack - Opal "Sweet and Spicy 3" Sock Yarn - Fruit Nougat (9120), £7.95 (http://www.woolstack.co.uk/opal-sweet-and-spicy-3-sock-yarn-fruit-nougat-9120/)

Opal "Sweet and Spicy 3" Sock Yarn - Fruit Nougat (9120)

Woolstack - Opal "Sweet and Spicy 3" Sock Yarn - Fruit Nougat (9120), £7.95 (http://www.woolstack.co.uk/opal-sweet-and-spicy-3-sock-yarn-fruit-nougat-9120/)

This is a deceptively simple way of constructing a sock by reducing the flap to a very small strip and working an extended gusset in its place. The rounds form a right angle around the ankle and instep, which gradually softens into a continuous round; hence the reference to the mathematical problem of ‘squaring the circle’.

This is a deceptively simple way of constructing a sock by reducing the flap to a very small strip and working an extended gusset in its place. The rounds form a right angle around the ankle and instep, which gradually softens into a continuous round; hence the reference to the mathematical problem of ‘squaring the circle’.

Hardknott socks, from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hardknott-socks

Hardknott Socks pattern by Louise Tilbrook

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