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06-13-2005, 10:53 AM
Are these (http://www.coats.de/PDF/reg_zehenfusslingENG.pdf) too cute or what?

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06-13-2005, 11:10 AM
Those socks are wild! Are you going to make a pair Kemp?


06-13-2005, 11:12 AM
I haven't decided...they are cute and would go quick, but would I actually ever wear them??? :??

06-13-2005, 12:04 PM
Oh my god Kemp, those are ADORABLE! I feel like running downstairs and making a pair right now (esp since I'm stuck on what to make next). I think you might wear them... well I will try. They're kind of like jewelry or something, accessory that's the word I'm looking for, and cetainly an attention getter. But they just might be kind of comfy.
like when your feet are a little cold but not too cold

does that make sense? I'm going to go look at my stash....

06-13-2005, 12:30 PM
Have you started yet??? :lol:

06-13-2005, 01:18 PM
Kemp! Help! I did run downstairs and get some yarn, now I'm back at my desk staring at these instructions...

I got the 60 stitches cast on, but geezzzz! what's with the instructions??? First they tell you what stockinette stitch is
(yes we know that) , in rounds K all sts.... yup then they say

Work rounds alt K1, P1

they don't mention putting the stitches on 4 needles, they don't mention joining them. Soooo, I assume if I join them I just ignore the k1, p1 and just knit the 6 rounds??

what what what why can't they just be exact in their instructions? or am I being dense ... :??

06-13-2005, 01:21 PM
ok, wait, I think they mean alt k1, p1, for the first 6 rounds just to create a ribbing? that sounds right doesn't it, I think from the picture I'm looking at I can see a bit of a rib at the top...

then you continue in stockinet....

that makes sense doesn't it?

06-13-2005, 01:26 PM
I got the pattern from a German site...with all the cool sock yarns they have, the probably figure everyone knows the part about splitting up stitches, etc. :) (some kind of innate German knitting knowledge:) haha)

It looks like the part that goes around the middle of your foot is K1, P1 rib...then it switches to stockinette. Probably so it is a little more sung on the instep.

I am so excited you are doing this! :cheering:

Oh, duh, just thought of this. Let me translate :thumbsup:

CO 60 sts, divide evenly over your needles (20 on each if you work with 3 needles, 15 on each if you work with 4) Knitting in the round, work 6 rows of K1 P1 rib, then switch to stockinette stich for about 2 inches. ETC, ETC. Helpful? Not meant to be anything but...I have gotten much better at decyphering patterns lately.

06-13-2005, 01:33 PM
yep, you got it. In the midst of my LOOOOONNNNNGGGGG post you figured it out :happydance: I did go ahead and convert cm to inches for you though :)

06-13-2005, 01:43 PM
ah ha, it's those germans! (my husband is from a german mum)

yeah yeah! I'm excited too! I needed something to do coz I've been staring at this beautiful dark brown yarn that I want to make a sweater out of but haven't figured out what pattern yet,

AND it's like 90 degrees here but my feet are cold AND

it's a quick little project (I hope) I cast on 60 stitches with some Reggia sock yarn I had, but then decided to do st prettier (alas no turquoise which is what I'd rather do) so ripped the 60 and did the cast on with some some lavender yarn for the top part, then maybe I'll switch to the multicolored reggia....

I think the middle size is good for me (shoe size 8) but I'm using size 2 needles and didn't check gauge so hoping for the best....

THANKS KEMP! WILL POST A PIC if I can do them...


06-13-2005, 03:10 PM
Those are SOO cute. Wonder if my DD would like a pair, or 5??

06-14-2005, 11:25 PM
Oh.My.G*D! These are so COOL! I must (attempt) these! Ooooh they would be cool felted... (how would one go about increasing this for felting?)

06-15-2005, 09:06 AM
Felted would be cool! I think I'd start by increasing them by a third or a little more and a bigger needle. With the stuff I have felted so far, stuff seems to shrink by a 1/3 or a little more...but it depends on so many things, I think it would be a bit of trial and error at first.

06-15-2005, 09:43 AM
These socklets would be great to wear with thong sandals! My LYS is closed today! What will I do?! Oh, yeah, I have to finish DD's shrug by Sunday. Now I'm motivated to finish so I can start these. Thanks, Kemp, you're fabulous!

06-15-2005, 11:46 AM
Ok, I'm back! The lightning storms Tues night knocked my computer/modem out and it's finally fixed.

Well to update: I started doing this cutie the other day and worked all day on it. I decided to do the MEDIUM size coz I'm a size 8 shoe.
I was using #2 needles. Got up the next morning and started to continue, but tried it on again. In the clear morning light I found it was way TOO BIG coz these things gotta hug your feet snugly to stay on. So I RIPPED THE WHOLE (tiny) darn thing :frog: and started over doing the small size and smaller needles (1 1/2).

duh. thought these would go really fast but on such small needles it's just not true! I think I'd like to try a big chunky yarn next time and big needles so they do knit up fast and they'd be cute too....

Next Progress Report to come....

06-15-2005, 11:47 AM
P.S. Sara.... I've been going through bunches of shrug patterns looking for a simple but cute one. What are you doing?

06-15-2005, 11:15 PM
Those "socks" are wild! How is the progress going Vic? I want to make them too.

06-16-2005, 07:36 AM
Check THESE (http://www.spunmag.com/article/050605socks) out, too!

06-16-2005, 09:08 AM
These socklets would be great to wear with thong sandals! My LYS is closed today! What will I do?! Oh, yeah, I have to finish DD's shrug by Sunday. Now I'm motivated to finish so I can start these. Thanks, Kemp, you're fabulous!

Well, its Thursday now! Is your LYS open yet :) I am making a trip to mine today. I think these would be really cute in the Opal Petticoat (http://www.divaknitting.com/finished%20projects/images/2babysocks5.26.05.jpg) that I used for these baby socks. I have almost the whole ball left, but from what I understand this color may be a limited edition, so I think I should have another on hand since I like it so much.

What shrug are you doing? I haven't been able to find one like what I have in my head, so I am designing one instead. I am still on the lookout though for a fun pattern! I have the prototype for the arm/shouder, but I am starting again with some modifications. I am trying to do the whole thing in one piece. I think it will be fun/challenging/a pain in the $*^%#*??? :) Hopefullly I can figure it out before the end of the summer.

06-16-2005, 09:10 AM
Vic...I can't wait to see them! It did seem to me that they would go fast too, but those darn sock needles :)

Kelly...those are awesome! Can you imagine the looks one would get in those? Might be good though...people might think they are so unusual that they want to order them.

06-16-2005, 10:12 AM
I know this thread is not about shrugs, but I wanted to suggest this one (http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id97.html)--so cute! I haven't quite started, but I bought the pattern and it is knit in one piece. Also, you can just knit a big rectangle and seam up the sides to form sleeves for a super-simple one!

06-16-2005, 10:21 AM
Okaaaaay, I'm going to take a picture any minute/day now!

I love them but I think I might've made a mistake by wanting lots of different colors and.... well, since I'm new to doing that, I have a whole BUNCH of ends to be sewn in. I did carry some yarn but then I cut some others... oh well...

(camera not working, whoops low battery)

Hey Beldy! Kelly, those are some fun socks there. Thanks! These little guys are addictive. Where is the BIG AFGHAN I should also be working on!

Kemp I love that yarn, looks so soft.

06-16-2005, 10:24 AM
oops, looks like we're gravitating towards shrugs... that's what I want to do Kemp, design my own. I've been studying these


and trying to decide if I want to try one. The ones I like the best I'm not sure if I can do.

06-16-2005, 10:33 AM
Try these:


I am making the pink ribbed shrug. It is incredibly easy, but the instructions are wrong. They call for 134 cast on, but if you subtract two for the ends of the row, 132 does not divide by 3 for the decrease row. So I cast on 138.
I'm using Plymouth Encore, it's nice and soft. I finished the last row last night. Now I have to figure out how to bind off in p1k1. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. And best of all 16yo (on Tuesday) DD thinks it's cool. I'm am so humbled and amazed. :lol:

So I'm off to the yarn shop at noon for sock yarn (and probably some help with finishing the shrug).

06-16-2005, 10:54 AM
wait a minuuuuuute.... sara,

did you and I just post that site at the same time!!!!! ????

how weird is that

06-16-2005, 11:00 AM
p.s.s. looking at that pink shrug, I was thinking of making it so thanks for that tip... You saw that before you started huh?
You must read a pattern through very thoroughly before starting.

Wondering if you like the little ruffles at the end of the sleeves. I thought it might be too 'cutesy' for me but like the simplicity of the rest of it.

06-16-2005, 02:51 PM
Wow, I must've been dreamin' to think I could do this in a cinch.

what was I thinking???? :??

Ok, I have to admit, I can do socks but I haven't done a lot of little tricky stuff. Kemp, did you make these or do you understand how to make them? (I'll bet Kelly knows how, somebody must know how!)

Um, after the really simple part, when you put the stitches on the holder... for the toe... then it says to cast on 4 sts to the rem 40 sts.

So, does that mean casting 4 sts onto the 4th needle coz that's what you just knit and you're about to knit needle 1.

AND are you supposed to knit these 40 sts in the round? I don't think so..... that looks impossible with the stitch holder, so that means I knit back and forth? oh geez, this looked so simple. ha

hmmmmmmmmm Time to start that big easy afghan I think...

06-16-2005, 03:05 PM
p.s.s. looking at that pink shrug, I was thinking of making it so thanks for that tip... You saw that before you started huh?
You must read a pattern through very thoroughly before starting.

Wondering if you like the little ruffles at the end of the sleeves. I thought it might be too 'cutesy' for me but like the simplicity of the rest of it.

Oh, Vic. I'm not smart enough to read the pattern first! I did the first six rows, realized as I started decreasing with the k3tog that by golly, 132 has never divided by three, so I frogged the entire thing. I will try to remember to do the math first from now on, but I don't hold out much hope for myself. I always want to start knitting NOW!

The ruffle is not very frou-frou. It's only about an inch long. I made it in black, so the ruffle just becomes a detail. It's going to look great with her confirmation dress and then she can wear it with jeans and t-shirts. We'll post a pic of it soon. I might have to make one for myself!

PS- I met a lady at the LYS who made the same shrug with Plymouth Sunsette. She loved the pattern and how quickly it knit, too. (She is rail thin, so she decreased the size of it.)

06-16-2005, 03:06 PM
And speaking of socks--I bought some Sunsette to make a pair of the socklets. I'll have to start tomorrow, we're going to a dinner tonight. I can't wait!

06-16-2005, 04:01 PM
Ha ha, well you've taught us a lesson Sara about reading that pattern first. I've NEVER done that, well I skim through quickly but never noticed the math much. liiiiiiiiive and learn

Maybe I'll just wait til you get to that toe to see how you handle it!

(unless I get that knowledgeable person coming through here soon)

06-17-2005, 09:41 AM
Progress pics...sara, vic, beuler, anyone??? :)

06-17-2005, 01:41 PM
Ok! I've said it before and i"ll say it again: LIFE IS FUNNY.

Yesterday I just gave up on the this dang little socklet thingy and started in on a shrug. (figuring someone would tell me how to read this pattern) This morning I hopped out of bed, charged downstairs and sat there staring at it and said, you are not going to intimidate me any more, you stupid pattern you.

So I picked it up, put the stitches I had on a stitch holder onto a piece of yarn so it was easier to close that hole up (the part that fits your foot not toe) and started knitting in the round. Of course it's in the round, there is no sewing of seams ... so...

I didn't like that cast on 4 stitches so I just didn't do it. Turns out I didn't need it, I wanted it snug. Then bound off purlwise yeah yeah, and picked up the 16 stitches on hold, picked up 4 which is the inside of the toe, and VOILA I completed the darn thing in an hour. or less. AND I CAN'T POST A PICTURE coz my camera needs recharging and the charger isn't here.

I will post a picture next week. It's cute (oh yeah I had to weave in about 15 or so ends coz I changed colors a lot) but what I'm finding is it feels a little too short on the top of my foot. So I might crochet around and make it longer. Maybe I'll just make it into a sock! :rofling:

What a LOT OF EFFORT for such a tiny thing. The biggest thing I learned from this project is I DO NOT want to make gloves! All that tiny work on dpns! Im using 1 1/2 needles btw. WHERE ARE MY SIZE 15 NEEDLES! I'm ready for them!!!!

06-17-2005, 03:25 PM
Can't wait to see it. Sorry my idea gave you such frustration!

06-17-2005, 03:49 PM
okay....i go and buy this yummy yarn from www.simplysockyarn.com twice...once when it 1st opened & then more today...both for these really cute & cool socks....THEN I see this post!!!!
I've got to have these; I wear thong birkies all summer or sandal birkies, but anyway...they are PERFECT for the thong birks....NOW .....what am I gonna do? :?? this is gonna take some thinking...they r tooo cute...let me know when one of u guys is completely finished with yours; I want to see your pics...perhaps that will help with my decision...lol...yarn decisions...hard life...lol!!

06-17-2005, 06:26 PM
Kemp! No no, frustration is GOOD. Frustration = Challenge.
Well, I am learning from each project and I enjoyed being challenged. That darn little thing...

Rebecca, I will post a pic next week when I can use my camera again. But the main thing is to make sure the thing comes up far enough on your foot to FEEL GOOD. These will look great with your birks as long as they are long enough.... oh yeah, hard life , yarn decisions!

I am taking a break from the second 'footie or whatever it is' and started a shrug that's so much fun.

06-17-2005, 08:00 PM
Perhaps I should think about the shoes I will be wearing them with, as well. Thanks for the headsup, Vic. The thongs I wear cover more of my foot than most sandals.

06-17-2005, 10:53 PM
but, there were also these [url]here (http://www.spunmag.com/article/050605socks) (fyi, use the increase button & u will see other types) very, very cool ones that kellyk posted. these are suitable for all types of summer footwear, don't u think?!

06-18-2005, 11:48 AM
you're welcome Sara! Yeah, Rebecca, if I were to do another pair (which I think I might) I will do the one over on the far right, the pink one that is similar but it extends up to the ankle almost. Although this one I made is cute, a longer one will just be more comfy!

(I wonder if I can extend mine now it's done, coz it's difficult when the top's done in rib. I never 'picked up' stitches on a cast on edge. I suppose that might look wierd.)


06-27-2005, 10:18 AM
Well, some things just take longer no matter how tiny they are.

The first one was such a little pain coz I used all these different colors, so I put the project away for a week. Then I did the other one which went much faster of course. And ta da, there's the picture (sans pedicure) with my improvement.

The one on the left is the way they're supposed to be but I didn't like the feeling of it, like it might come off easily so I crocheted around the top nice and tight and it's a perfect snug fit now.

Kemp! What do you think? (They'll look even better with a pretty pair of sandals.) Thanks Kemp! :D

06-27-2005, 10:23 AM
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute! Now I HAVE to make them too. As soon as I get these silly felted slippers to shrink enough, I'll get started :)

06-27-2005, 11:26 AM
LOVE the addition of the crochet border!

06-27-2005, 05:59 PM
yeah i like the border too! i'm crochet-impaired so I'll justhavve to add some ribbing.

oh wait. i despise dpns. oh well!

06-27-2005, 06:05 PM
you could just do a k2p2 rib or something like that to extend it

06-27-2005, 06:31 PM
Thanks Kelly! Hildy, crochet is SOOO easy. You could do it in a cinch. It's possibly easier than knitting. But if yo don't like dpns, I can't talk you into that! I happen to Love them, I'm addicted to them.

but yeah, you might like to just extend the k2,ps ribbing a bit.

06-27-2005, 09:37 PM
Looks fab-oo, Vic. Mine hasn't made it to the toe, yet. I guessed at how many to cast on rather than do the math. (I didn't use sock yarn.) So now I hesitate over how to do the toe. I may frog and do the other pattern.