Chitin socks

For Susan at Myer's House, I have this picture:

Tofutsies socks.

It's the Tofutsies yarn (wool, cotton, soy silk and chitin from crab and shrimp shells), with the Elfine Socks pattern (PDF).  The yarn label says:

Chitin is fiber from shrimp and crab shells!  It's naturally antibacterial!
(And that's one too many exclamation marks for me! ;-) )

The elfine socks lace has a 16 row repeat, with an all-knit row every other row.  Shockingly I made it through a whole repeat without mistakes, and I like how it looks.  It's looser than some of my other socks, but I think it'll be OK.  The yarn is a bit splitty, but it's not a huge problem, and it is slippery.

A few pattern mods:  Sherman heel and toe because I like the look, and a picot cast-off because I cast off far too tightly.  I did get a pattern today, Lupine Lace socks from Fiber Trends, but I think this yarn is too thin for it.

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