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CateKnits
05-11-2006, 03:54 PM
Okay, so I bought some orange and brown sock yarn months ago to make myself some RIT-colored knee socks. Well, the toe-up cast on wasn't working for me. So I'm thinking now, especially since it's warm out (and I lost my other ball of brown!), I'll just make some regular height, cuff-down socks.
I'm thinking I want to do them in brown with a strip of orange on the cuff, orange heel, and orange toes. In order to do this, though, I need to learn to do a short row heel. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for the leg. I don't want it to be all ribbed, I can't really do argyle since it'll be in the round and I only have two colors, and I don't really know how tall I want to make them, anyway. Any suggestions? If you were going to make a sock with just two colors, where would YOU put the second color? :D

Jan in CA
05-11-2006, 04:08 PM
I think I'd be inclined to put a 1 in stripe about 1-2 inches from the top. I was trying to find a picture of those tube socks boys used to wear, but I can't find them. It doesn't really matter how you do it though if it's just to please you.

CateKnits
05-11-2006, 04:12 PM
I know what socks you're talking about.
I was just looking for other options. I thought maybe someone would have an idea I hadn't thought of yet that I like better than the stripe.

Jan in CA
05-11-2006, 04:17 PM
Maybe you could have a look at a few socks sites, too. Just for ideas till someone else chimes in..

Joy of socks (http://www.joyofsocks.com/)
Absolute socks (http://absolutesocks.com/noveltysocks.html)

Julie
05-11-2006, 05:32 PM
FWIW, you don't have to learn to do short row heels...you can always do an afterthought heel. That's that I did with my 2-color socks (http://heyjulie.blogspot.com/2006/02/fo-76.html). :D

rebecca
05-11-2006, 06:03 PM
You can also just do the heel flap in another color & not the gusset or you can do the easy (my fave short row) Sherman heel (http://hipknitism.com/classes/basic_ribbed_socks/lesson4.shtml), it's the easy intro to short rows IMHO ;) Love your socks, Julie :thumbsup:

nicolethegeek
05-12-2006, 05:59 PM
Call me boring, but two-coloured socks to me means that I knit the ribbing, heel and toe in a different colour. Or else I stripe it up like I did with DH's Hockey Socks (http://www.ramwools.com/index.cfm?pageID=3&section=17&prodID=W159) {which I did the heel and toe in cream as well as the stripes}.

CateKnits
05-12-2006, 06:22 PM
Thanks, guys! I thought about the afterthought heel...I don't know. The heel you posted, Rebecca, looks pretty good!

rebecca
05-12-2006, 08:06 PM
:D Thanks, Cate, I love it for heels & I just did my 1st toe with the same formula.