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Breezed
05-17-2011, 08:25 AM
I didn't use a specific pattern. I used Kelley's Sock Class from KnitPicks.com. It was a good video tutorial for a new sock knitter. The yarn is Mary Maxim Gemstones, in Sapphire. The sock looks like it fits well, but it's really a bit too big for me. Knitting socks using the magic loop method is SO easy. In the picture, it hasn't been washed/dried yet.

cacunn
05-17-2011, 08:28 AM
It looks very nice, how is the fit and is there a second?

Breezed
05-17-2011, 08:35 AM
It looks very nice, how is the fit and is there a second?

Thx. It's a little too big for me. I haven't made the second one yet. I think next time, I'm going to use the two at time on one circular using the magic loop method. I really don't feel like knitting another sock. I've learned the technique, and it was super easy, so I am ready to move on to learning the next thing.

Antares
05-17-2011, 10:29 AM
That's a great looking sock. Maybe after you wash it, it will shrink just a tad.

I know what you mean about not wanting to do the same thing all over again. I'm always surprised that the cardis I've made end up with two sleeves.

Maybe you could learn a different technique for the second sock (color knitting, maybe?) 'cause who says both socks have to match? Not me!!

I've always said: Just because you buy (or make) matching pairs of socks, that doesn't mean you have to wear both of them at the same time!

salmonmac
05-17-2011, 06:01 PM
Great looking sock and in gorgeous colors. A definite success!

Breezed
05-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Maybe you could learn a different technique for the second sock (color knitting, maybe?) 'cause who says both socks have to match? Not me!!

I've always said: Just because you buy (or make) matching pairs of socks, that doesn't mean you have to wear both of them at the same time!

LOL, you are too funny. You have a very good point! I am a fan of whacky socks.

cacunn
05-18-2011, 09:26 AM
Thx. It's a little too big for me. I haven't made the second one yet.


Breezed
I suggest checking gauge on socks as you knit. A small change in gauge can quickly result in a sock that is to small or large.

Breezed
05-18-2011, 06:11 PM
Breezed
I suggest checking gauge on socks as you knit. A small change in gauge can quickly result in a sock that is to small or large.

I know how to gauge. I used a standard number of stitches, which is for an average sized M foot. I wear a US6.5, so it is only a little too big. Gauge isn't why it's too big.

cacunn
05-19-2011, 07:06 AM
You might want to try one of the on-line sock calculators for a better fit. I like the calculators by the Knitting Fiend:

Sock-U-Lator (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/597) V for top down

Sock-U-Lator III (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/579) for toe-up

Breezed
05-19-2011, 08:15 PM
You might want to try one of the on-line sock calculators for a better fit. I like the calculators by the Knitting Fiend:

Sock-U-Lator (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/597) V for top down

Sock-U-Lator III (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/579) for toe-up

Wow, those calculators seem great. I'll probably give this a try soon, but I'm not sure I can adapt it to magic loop, and I refuse to do socks on dpn's.

cacunn
05-19-2011, 09:53 PM
You can do any circular project on magic loop. Divide the stitches into instep and sole stitches. Basically one half of stitches on one side of the loop and half on the other.

nonny2t
05-20-2011, 12:44 PM
Great looking sock and love the colors too

Breezed
05-21-2011, 08:17 PM
You can do any circular project on magic loop. Divide the stitches into instep and sole stitches. Basically one half of stitches on one side of the loop and half on the other.

Thanks for the info, I wasn't sure how to convert dpn's instructions to magic loop method. I didn't realize it was that easy.

ArtLady1981
05-27-2011, 08:18 PM
Nice work! You are miles ahead of me in the sock department!