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Thread: I designed this (Socks)

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    I designed this (Socks)

    Hope any knitters out there will enjoy this. It was made out of a stretch sock yarn by Paton's.

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    Great job! I really like the varigated colors of the yarn.
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    Oh!! What a cute design. I wish I knew how to knit.
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    nicely done
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    It is adorable!! Good job

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    Just beautiful! I used to knit but haven't for years. Yours is great!

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    Great idea and design, looks very warm. Too pretty to hide with shoes.
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    Very pretty! i love working with varigated yarn.

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    glad you all liked the sock. Thanks for taking time to reply

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    Very cute. They would make great gifts.
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    Thanks Mama Bear 61. Tonight I am working on a beanie (watchman's cap?) for my son. Using a grey tone from Red Heart Super Saver yarn. My son has a slightly larger hat then the normal man, and this fits a 24 inch around head. I'm doubling the cuff so it can turn up...rest is stockinette till time to decrease. I made him one with this pattern before along with a simple scarf. He said it fit him fine and he got compliments on both, so I'm at another hat now.
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    I am a Knitter and the sock is very sweet.
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    Cute pattern! I've just discovered the self striping yarn and absolutely love it! It makes the socks look like you've used several colors of yarn, but it does it all by itself. LOVE IT!

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    How did you knit the socks did you use circular needles of double point, I am making my first pair of socks on 4 dp needles and it is hard especially keeping the pattern tight where the needles join. Any tips? Love the socks

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    a lady from a knit shop .... told me, when knitting in the round, always bring the stitch that is on the beginning of the area being worked next (if you are right handed) and on the left hand needle, as close as possible to the point of that needle. Work that stitch then one or two next to it before changing that 'nearness'. I love DPN's and the same advise applies to them. I, however, used the magic loop on mine. Next time, I will do a knit 3, purl 1 for the cuff as it is tighter (less stretch). The sock is comfortable, but for my own foot, I'd like it more snug. wish I had a picture to shw what I mean. Hope advise wasn't clear as mud

    When I use 3 or 4 double pointed needles, I always cable cast on...with ALL stitches on one needle, then knit off with whatever cast on stitch for cuff I want to use. It almost gives a slightly
    decorative look to the cast on) That seems to make the 'arranging of the needles' tighter and hold the needles together better.

    Love to get a PM from you and know if this advise was usable or should be clarified.

    Hugs and good luck.

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    I too am really struggling with socks. Am using 4 dp needles and even though I am keeping the yarn as tight as I can at the joins there is still a "ladder" I have already pulled out 4 times so this time I am continuing and will ladder stitch together at the end.



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    a lady from a knit shop .... told me, when knitting in the round, always bring the stitch that is on the beginning of the area being worked next (if you are right handed) and on the left hand needle, as close as possible to the point of that needle. Work that stitch then one or two next to it before changing that 'nearness'. I love DPN's and the same advise applies to them. I, however, used the magic loop on mine. Next time, I will do a knit 3, purl 1 for the cuff as it is tighter (less stretch). The sock is comfortable, but for my own foot, I'd like it more snug. wish I had a picture to shw what I mean. Hope advise wasn't clear as mud

    When I use 3 or 4 double pointed needles, I always cable cast on...with ALL stitches on one needle, then knit off with whatever cast on stitch for cuff I want to use. It almost gives a slightly
    decorative look to the cast on) That seems to make the 'arranging of the needles' tighter and hold the needles together better.

    Love to get a PM from you and know if this advise was usable or should be clarified.

    Hugs and good luck.

    Vickey Stamps

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    Nicely done! Would also be great done as a stocking for Christmas!
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    I've knitted but never made socks. Looks great.

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    When I knit socks I use the two circular needle way. I can do both socks at the same time, that way they match and I don't have problems with 'laddering'. I use a lot of the variegated yarn.

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    lost my book to show me how to do two at a time on circulars. DANG. Hubby took me to Joanne's Fabric and got to buy 12 skeins of sock yarn...$5 off purchase so they were $38. I feel so blessed. I got 12 skeins of number 1 weight sock yarn. YEA

    Thanks to everyone for the great replies. Glad you liked my sock.

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    How cute. Great job.
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    Wish I hadn't mislaid my book for two at a time n wo circulars. I'd rather do it that way, but can't remember how.
    Thanks everyone for your wonderful replies, and I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving.

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