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Tiny needles, tiny yarn.. big obsession.
seweccentric
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seweccentric
My friend picked out the yarn for her socks - Regia striping. I picked out a pattern that I think might be too busy with the stripes. I'm a little more than half finished with the first sock, but if it's really too ugly to gift, I'm willing to frog it and make a simpler sock style. My husband thinks it's alright, but I can't decide.

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lta
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lta
Anyone ever wanted to attempt this:

I am-with #3 DPNs and some Lion Wool. It's actually not that bad once you get past the join and first round and making double sure you keep your yarns straight.

Except for one thing-I couldn't for the life of me do the cable cast-on she described without wanting to chunk the whole thing, so I got to thinking why couldn't I do the continental cast-on on one needle with both yarns without extra hands? So I did-it just requires casting on one stitch, dropping that yarn, picking up the other yarn and casting on the other stitch and keeping them separate just like she does with her knitted cast-on without all that flipping back and forth of the needle. I also found that it was much less stressful.

So, after a few false starts, where I had to fix some crossed stitches, I am now on my way to a pair of socks done on DPNs, although since I only started yesterday, I'm only into the ribbing, but since I've gotten things straight now, things should go faster. Since I'm a continental knitter I finally found a way to control both strands of yarn with my right hand without getting them confused or making me want to pitch the thing again.

If I had a camera I'd take a picture, but I don't, sorry. I'll be keeping a running dialogue of my progress either at my LJ or my blogger-probably both.

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shhh_imcounting
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shhh_imcounting
I want to thank everyone for the advice I received on intarsia in the round. :) 

However, I am going to use fair isle.  I hear that is done in the round all the time and I think I prefer it over intarsia anyway. 

Does anyone know how much different it would be to knit fair isle in the round with two circulars?   I didn't know if it would be better to do one sock at a time with dpns for a fair isle project.  

Thanks!

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___frostbite
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___frostbite
Alright. I have a dilemma.. I want to knit a pair of socks for a guy friend of mine.

Issues I have are :

1) I have never knitted socks before. I've done some scarves and mittens, but not socks.
2) I don't know his shoe size/measurements. He has pretty big calves though.
3) I can't seem to find an easy pattern that's good for a beginner-to-socks, is toe-up, and allows for men's sizing.



The woman at the yarn shop sold me some 2.5mm DPNs and some Jawoll superwash 75% wool sock yarn.

Help? I appreciate anything! I'm running out of time and I'm soooo confused.

Thank you!

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lta
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lta
I haven't tried to knit socks in awhile-haven't knit much of anything-but I'm working on a pair out of some Lion Wool I got on special at W-M. I'm using #3 dpns and they're looking all right. I don't have a camera to take a pic, so no pictures to show, but they're just a basic knit sock using Wendy's toe up sock

I used her instructions to do the toe, and the wrapped stitch short row is a bit bulky-so I've switched to the YO short row described by Nona

I like the YO short row better-it doesn't seem to be as bulky, but I'm not ripping the socks out to redo the toes since the socks are for me anyway.

BTW-I also like the Japanese short rows she describes too-I just find all those pins annoying.

Anyway, I think I'm going to use the YO short row from now on-it's easier and looks better than the wrapped stitch short row.

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finocchio
Hello, fellow sock knitters!

I'm doing the Biological Clock socks from the Eclectic Sole book. These are my first toe-up socks so I have no "intuition" for this like I do for top-down socks and I'm running into a bit of a math problem.

The pattern reads to cast on 15 on each needle using the figure 8 cast-on, no problem. Increase every other row until you have 31 on heel and 31 on instep, no problem. Two inches before heel, start increasing on heel stitches until you have 54 stitches on the heel. That's where I have the problem. If I'm increasing two stitches on every other row, that will never end up being 54. 53 or 55, yes.

I'm probably overthinking this but I want to make sure I'm doing it right, and like I said, this is my first pair of toe-ups. It's a gusset-and-flap heel arrangement, not short-row heel.

So, should I go on and increase to 55, stop at 53, or just increase once on the last row and end up with 54? The instructions go on to say to place markers on either side of the middle 30 stitches for working the heel turn and flap so I'm leaning towards just increasing on one side on the last row.

(I've searched the web and Ravelry for errata and found nothing.)

Like I said, probably overthinking, but I really don't want to rip it out if I can help it.

TIA!
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lissie930
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lissie930
Hey Sock Knitters!

I just received a GC to BMFA, and it's enough that I can get two skeins of STR (or maybe one skein of Laci, I haven't totally decided...I do knit socks, I only dream, at this point, about knitting lace).  So, here's the question.  Which weight to get?  If it helps, perhaps my favorite sock yarn to date is KPPPM.  I did some monkey socks in those and *love* them.  Any suggestions?!

Thanks!

- Lissie
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maggieb
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maggieb

I did almost nothing today except knit socks. Visibly close to a finished product made of luxurious imported (by mark) German self-striping sockenwolle! Next, I will dive into the yarn closet for vintage 100% wool and knit up my first sweater shrug by the illustrious knitting goddess herself, Nicky Epstein. Fortitude! Photos to follow.
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shhh_imcounting
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shhh_imcounting
Hi!

Does anyone know how easy or difficult it would be to knit intarsia in the round?  I am attempting to knit socks for my brothers with the Dallas Cowboys star on them. :) 

Help!  
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ladypyrate
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ladypyrate
I may have to fly out of town for a family emergency. Has anyone had any problems bringing DPNs on a flight? I don't want to have to check a bag, since they are charging through the nose for it...

Crossposted (sorry if you see it more than once...)
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