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carmabelle1191
02-24-2007, 07:06 PM
I finally finished my first sock! :cheering: It was on size 1 needles and I used almost thread like yarn that is giving me a sore when I wrap it around my middle finger. You might have seen my "can you stretch out too small socks?" thread, and while it's a little small, it still fits. I'm 1 1/2 in. into the second sock, and counting. Enjoy!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/401219057_192b09cb3a_m.jpghttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/401219045_9548809ea4_m.jpg

In progress: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/143/401219051_4d836ff89f_m.jpg

Jan in CA
02-24-2007, 07:22 PM
Those are pretty!

carmabelle1191
02-24-2007, 07:24 PM
Those are pretty!
Just one.... :oops: I'm hoping to finish the second one soon.

Jan in CA
02-24-2007, 07:25 PM
Oh. Well yes, but I'm sure the second one will be just as nice! :hug:

Cristy
02-24-2007, 08:54 PM
nice!!

auburnchick
02-25-2007, 01:24 AM
Very cute!

What yarn are you using?

carmabelle1191
02-25-2007, 09:55 AM
I used Fortissima Socka. :shrug: It sounds uncommon, but that's the sock yarn my LYS carries. I actually think it's German. The brand is Schoeller Stahl. The color is called "Jean".

YouCantBuyThisMovement
02-25-2007, 04:50 PM
Very pretty color and you did a great job on it I am sure the other sock will be just as pretty. :heart:

Shannon4J
02-26-2007, 12:20 AM
Good job!! It looks comfy! I like the pic with your foot in it still on the needles! :rofl:

kath77
02-26-2007, 03:40 PM
:balloons: Great sock!

I love the colour - does it have a shade number as well as name (I've been searching for it!)

I might try socks next - was the pattern on the net?

carmabelle1191
02-26-2007, 06:20 PM
:balloons: Great sock!

I love the colour - does it have a shade number as well as name (I've been searching for it!)

I might try socks next - was the pattern on the net?
I actually didn't use a pattern...well, sort of.
A lady at my LYS sent me a pattern for a basic pair of socks. I wasn't sure if it was on size 3 or 6 needles, so I decided to go with three. But when another lady there looked at my pattern and at the number of stitches I was supposed to cast on, she said it would end up like a toddler's sock if I did that pattern. So she gave me a pair of size 1s and told me to cast on 64 stitches. Basically, from there, I just knit to the heel flap, did sl1, k1 across and the sl1, p across. I turned the heel with the directions given to me by the lady when I went back for help (trying to remember them for the second sock, I'll let you know when I do), and then just picked up stitches across the gusset. I think I ended up with something like 82 stitches, maybe more. From there, I didn't really look at the pattern, but I looked at other directions at http://www.royea.net/sockdemo3.html for decreasing. I decreased back to 64 stitches, knit until 1 1/2 inches left, and then decreased to 31 stitches and then stitched them up.
I'd advise you to start with an actual pattern first. :thud:

Aquaria
02-26-2007, 07:44 PM
Excellent job! :cheering: A very nice pair of socks for your first try!
Love the yarn colour, too! :teehee:

ecuzzacrea
02-27-2007, 01:20 PM
Great job!!! That is cool looking yarn. :)