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newamy
10-05-2006, 11:42 AM
I bought Knitpicks Parade in Tropical on close out for these socks. However the yarn is actually sport weight not fingering sock weight as orignially listed. So they sent an advisement to knit on size 3-5 needles. Well I didn't have size 3-5 DPN's and I had just read something about making sokcs sturdier by knitting on somewhat smaller needles than recommended. I also had two sets of size 1 DPN's on hand, the plan being to go back an forth on the socks so they would end up more identical and get done at the same time for the most part. So thusly I knitted these on size 1 needles and it used up all the yarn and I actually had to get once more skein to finish out the toes- thankfully it was still available.

These are warm sturdy socks, they will be just fine on a cold day with cheerful summer colors. I think these are better socks than my first pair. I followed directions from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, I did a garter rib pattern down the front. The striping doesn't really show this off but it makes for an interesting texture.

IndianPrincessSIP
10-05-2006, 12:07 PM
:heart: Beautifully done! :cheering:

Amber
10-05-2006, 12:17 PM
Great job! They look perfect!

rebecca
10-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Gorgeous socks! WTG :cheering: You know, I've been knitting socks in tandem for some time now and I really enjoy it!

Denise in Michigan
10-05-2006, 02:17 PM
Fantastic job! I can see that you have been bitten by the sock bug! :cheering:

ebrperk
10-09-2006, 01:24 PM
Beautiful Socks!!!!!!!!!! Aren't they fun it knit?

Jazzed
10-13-2006, 08:16 PM
Love your socks! Beautiful and cozy!

I love knitting socks, that's really all I do. And I love seeing everyone's finished products.

callmesusan
10-15-2006, 12:35 AM
super cute socks!

pauly81
10-15-2006, 03:25 PM
They look good,
I want to start socks but I haven't been able to knit on double pointed needles. I tried and tried yesterday

cgd
10-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Nice!!