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foldedbird
10-06-2005, 08:41 PM
For the Regia Cotton Surf stuff I got. I think the gauge is about 7sts/inch. Thx in advance...

foldedbird
10-06-2005, 08:49 PM
I should have mention the yarn is self striping...whoops!

rebecca
10-06-2005, 11:44 PM
There are zillions of great patterns!!!

rebecca
10-06-2005, 11:46 PM
HERE (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/socks.php) are only a few great sock patterns ;)
What are u looking for, exactly?!
And some more (http://wendyknits.net/knit/sockpatterns.htm)
If you join this (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Six_Sox_Knitalong/) sock group you can get some SPECTACULAR patterns ;)

foldedbird
10-07-2005, 11:45 AM
Hey, here's my second try at this reply, Rebecca.

I really like your sock pattern. Is it possible to do without the loopies? Really love them, but I think right now I want some sox that will stand up to lots of washing AND that aren't so exicting so my little one doesn't lay claim to them, lolol.

If that's not possible I want something pretty, durable, simple and that will keep my feet blocked from the AC!

rebecca
10-07-2005, 11:51 AM
Girl, u mean just regular ribbed socks? You can follow my pattern & just do the 2x2 or 3x3 or whatever ribbing that you want & just fold them down...is this what u r looking for? Or do you want short ones that you don't have to fold? You can choose the length of the leg & when u r happy with it just continue with the rest of the pattern for the heel...foot, etc...does this make sense?!
You can follow Silver's class, I'm sure & do the same thing.
I seldom follow sock patterns, rather play with the leg & do the foot in simple St st bc it feels best in shoes to me.

rebecca
10-07-2005, 11:54 AM
And, this episode (http://www.diynet.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_36323,00.html) of our fave "knitty gritty" helped me with socks more than anything. The notes that Karen Baumer has written on the last page are very, very helpful & were not in the show.

foldedbird
10-07-2005, 11:58 AM
Thanks Rebecca, I'll give your ideas a try. Love that KG episode, those were the first socks that I ever knit. I think tho, the gauge is off for the yarn that I have. REALLY don't feel like changing the pattern that much, hehe.

rebecca
10-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Okay, if you read her hints on the last page it will explain how to get the correct cast on # for your foot. It's basically gauge x inches around the ball of your foot less approx 10% so that they will be snug....then either increase or decrease the # of sts to be divisible by 4 if u r doing 2x2 ribbing.
Example: gauge 8sts=1in
Ball of foot: 8in circumference
8x8=64
64-6=58 increase to 60 or decrease to 56 to be divisible by 4 if doing 2x2 ribbing

foldedbird
10-07-2005, 01:09 PM
Wow, thanks Rebecca!

rebecca
10-07-2005, 01:24 PM
You are welcome ;) I am pleased to have been of service, ma'am :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering: