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kitkat
02-26-2007, 10:21 AM
1. What are your favorite circulars for socks?
2. What are your favorite ribbing/patterns? Thinking super easy to remember here.....for those portable pick up while sitting in traffic projects....

TIA!

Suzie

HamaLee
02-26-2007, 10:26 AM
I like doing socks on 2 circs or magic loop...both on my KnitPick Options. I like doing them on Addis too. And absolutey positutely I do them toe-up and two at a time! (I like how the toes turn out toe-up better than top-down).

As far as patterns...I haven't really branched out into anything fancy yet. I just do a straightforward stockinette toe and foot, M1 increases for the gusset, and short row heel turn, and the "sl1 k1, ssk/p2tog p" heel flap.

Then I just do stockinette round and round til I get bored, and about two inches of k2p1 ribbing at the top. Voila! Just bind off super-loose. I always bind off too tight and have to fight to get the things over my heel :doh: .

Yarnlady
02-26-2007, 10:39 AM
I love K2 P1 ribbing. Still doing plain vanilla socks here, too. Am looking forward though to everyone sharing their favs. :teehee:

KellyK
02-26-2007, 02:21 PM
Sensational Knitted Socks has LOTS of great simple ribbing patterns. I get bored with plain old 2x2 ribbing. You can make a "waffle rib" by alternating 2 rows of 2x2 rib with 2 rows of straight purl... :shrug:

Yarn Doc
02-26-2007, 02:24 PM
I made the waffle rib one in Kelly's class :)

I also like K3 P1 combo if your CO sts are divisible by 4. I never thought of K2 P1, though, I'll have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

kitkat
02-26-2007, 03:36 PM
I have that book too :)

so...the waffle ribby - what happens if you knit the rows instead of purl them????? do you still get an interesting effect???

KellyK
02-26-2007, 03:56 PM
It would be worth it to swatch it out & see if you like it!

kitkat
02-27-2007, 11:39 AM
Just took a class in socks on circs - and the teacher said next time she will have the group swatch - I was one who got strange results and had to re-start several times :)