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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stick pretty much with superwash merino.. There are some nice yarns with a dash of cashmere in them... I have done cotton yarn.. and bamboo yarn.. but I like wool the best...

I'm not gonna make a pair of socks that I have to baby... They better hold up to my regular laundry (cold water... dryer on perm press).. and so far, they have..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know, I was blessed with some lovely 'sock yarn' from jackieknits in the stash swap. I think I'll try a pair in the washable wool. Perhaps knitting them 2 at a time will keep me motivated as you can see a pair develop instead of knowing that there is another yet to go. There's more then one skein so starting 2 socks will be easy.
So, do I use a long cable or a short one? 'n
How do I prevent the yarns from tangeling when I go to the other side?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, do I use a long cable or a short one?


At least a 40 inch cable needle.. for toe up... For cuff down, you need to check the pattern..

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How do I prevent the yarns from tangeling when I go to the other side?


What I do is switch sides with the balls as I go..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok then, I'll get a stitch gauge swatch done today n get started.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go, Knancy, Go!! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A_nony_mouse wrote:
Go, Knancy, Go!! Smile


Laughing

Yes, you go girl. There's nothing quite like a nice woolly hand-knitted sock for keeping your toes warm.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casting on 44 stitches, then another 44 with the other yarn ball. onto the long cable.

I appreciate the cheering squad. After my last feeble attempt I need it, Confused

This yarn is much woolier and thicker, hence the 44 stitches instead of 80. I think the other yarn should be clasified as lace yarn, it's way to fine and wirey for socks.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started with two at a time from the top down. They do create a bit of a tangle in the beginning of the process but it's beginning to work itself out into two neat circles. This is a lovely thing Very Happy

I found the tails to be more of a tangle problem then the yarn skeins. I finally wound the tails up and used stitch markers to fix them to the top of the sock to keep them out of the way I prob should ahve just snipped them short but I hate to do that until I'm finished. The stitch markers made it so much easier, neater to follow the circles round.

It's pretty ingenious realy. I knitted one to a round, a la magic loop, first. Then I cast on the other. I'm not sure if that is what the inst would say but it worked. I'm off n knitting.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you. I'm determined to try 2 at a time this year.

If you weave your ends in as you go, you can cut them earlier. I learnt this technique on a fair isle course, and I love it!

(It works best in stocking stitch or 1x1 rib, but you can use it on 2x2.)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added that tip to my favs... I need to practice that one...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so I digressed to one at a time. I picked up the wanna be socks n could not figure out how to go forward. Both circles seemed to be unworkable? I could not figure out where to start again.
Frogged it in frustration Evil or Very Mad n started just one again on DPNs. It's a shame too, I was going along nicely before I put the work down for a bit . . . Confused I've no idea why I could not get back into it. Both circles appeared to be on the needles from the wrong side with the working yarn facing the needle points . . . Question
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't give up entirely...

Try just doing circles until you get it.. then progress to socks..

I confess that I tried cuff down on circs.. and it baffled me, too.. Then I found the toe-up tutorial, and it was sooooo much easier...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the one was frogged too. I slipped my foot into it as it looked far to big n it was swimming on my foot, once again my swatch had a frog sitting under it. One more try.
I should make a pair with frogs on the sides to remind me of these many attempts Laughing . "Ribbit, Ribbit."
My yarn is getting raggidy . . .
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Granny A, it was the circles (sock tops) that I was doing when I got confubbled.
When I picked the work up after a few hours, I could not find a starting point. You need a non-yarn tailed end to start n I seemed to have two yarn tailed ends. In other words there were no stitches to knit from on a the left handed needle (no left hand stitches) on either sock top circle. Does that make sense?
(♥♥)

I'll give it another go in a while. I'm getting a bit 'socked in' for now.

I'm thinking of renaming this thread The Sorry Sock. It's getting pretty bad, Frayed yarn, A frustrated knitter and A sockulator that will not come out sized right for me. . . Confused Mad .
Arrow I'll get past this n get at least one pair out. I just need a break for a few days (or weeks . . .).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to understand the 'silvers sock class' method, does she do something called "wrapped stitches" instead of slip stitching to create the sides of the heel cup? I did not understand how that was done from her instructions. Is it basicly two YOs one before n one after ths slip stitch? or is it more involved? Confused
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