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ItsBecca
03-23-2006, 10:03 PM
Or where do you find good ones? What's your favorite?

Zukes
03-24-2006, 01:24 AM
Once you get the hang of knitting socks, I think it's pretty easy to design your own.

I have TONS of sock pattern links in my favorites!
fasten your mouse clicking finger seat belt, here we go...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34083107@N00/43078287/in/photostream/
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/765
http://finallywakingup.blogspot.com/2005/09/lace-wings-fixation-socks.html
http://www.martaschmarta.com/hebridesws.htm
http://www.interweave.com/spin/projects/george_socks.asp
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=93&d_id=25&lang=en
http://sockit-to-me.blogspot.com/2005/05/chevron-sock-pattern-available.html
http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=1714&idSM=307
http://www.hjsstudio.com/sock.html
http://ingridknits.tripod.com/slippers.html
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8mnnp/toesheels.html
http://www.geocities.com/blossomknitwear/fernlacepanelsocks.html
http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/knit/soxnature.shtml
http://bellsouthpwp.net/r/e/reginawilliams/socks/heels.html
http://www.cosy-place.com/html/33.html
http://www.cosy-place.com/html/136.html
http://www.cosy-place.com/html/30.html
http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/Wyvern/index.html
http://pandabonzai.blogspot.com/2006/01/dichotomy-socks-work-in-progress_26.html
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_alisons_ankle_socks.html
i just knit these ^
http://wendyjohnson.net/blog/sockpattern.htm
http://www.chicknits.com/socklove.html
http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/afterthoughtheels.htm
http://www.socknitters.com/sockpatterns/alpha.htm
http://www.cosy-place.com/html/127.html
http://www.patons.biz/media/freePatterns/Patonyle_socks%20.pdf
http://knottygnome.blogspot.com/2005/11/free-pattern-sporty-fixation-socks.html
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/530
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_alisons_ankle_socks.html
http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/yogaprog.jpg
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8mnnp/limesocks.html
http://sockbug.blog-city.com/
http://world.std.com/~kcl/shorthandsock.html
http://minnaproductions.blogspot.com/2005/08/hearts-and-stripes.html
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/messto.html
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/socksbasic.htm
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/socks/john-anderson.htm
http://www.dabbler.com/ndlwrk/stocking.html
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/socks.htm
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kmstripe-socks.html
http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/13087-popup.html
http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/tubesks.htm
http://www.princeton.edu/~ezb/sockform.html
http://autoscopia.com/amelia/assets/elfinesocks.pdf
http://brainylady.blogspot.com/sockpattern.htm
http://spunmag.com/article/050605socks
and a cool sockulator http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/765

have fun...I loved looking up socks on the net... there are SOOOOO many... I can't remember the site, but I did at one time find one that had hundreds of free patterns on it.

rebecca
03-24-2006, 01:08 PM
I've done several of my own sock patterns. Once you have the fundamentals down, it's pretty easy ;) I found that Knitty Gritty (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_36323,00.html) helped me a lot & this episode (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_36323,00.html) has a LOT of tips on it for measuring, etc. You can also get several tips @ www.socknitters.com and, of course, our Silver's Class (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm) is very helpful with the fundamentals ;)
HAVE FUN :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:

WynnieG
03-24-2006, 02:24 PM
socknitters is a great group. I belong to the yahoo list.

ItsBecca
03-25-2006, 08:39 PM
I think what I'm afraid of is the turn heel part...like if you make up your own pattern, how do you know how many to knit before you turn?

sfavereau
03-26-2006, 11:29 PM
I think what I'm afraid of is the turn heel part...like if you make up your own pattern, how do you know how many to knit before you turn?

Trial and error, knit and frog. ;)

rebecca
03-27-2006, 12:11 PM
When turning a heel you 1st knit (or purl....I usually start with the purl side) 1/2 the # of sts on the heel flap plus 2. for example, if you have 32 sts on your heel flap, you would purl across 18 sts(16 sts plus 2 sts) to begin turning; then p2tog, p1, turn ;)

Quietheart
03-27-2006, 12:33 PM
When turning a heel you 1st knit (or purl....I usually start with the purl side) 1/2 the # of sts on the heel flap plus 2. for example, if you have 32 sts on your heel flap, you would purl across 18 sts(16 sts plus 2 sts) to begin turning; then p2tog, p1, turn ;)

I got the half plus 2 for the purl row, what about the knit row? which is a much smaller number, any system for figuring this out?

Kath