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jeanius80
07-25-2007, 04:58 PM
my 15mo dd can say 'yarn' (sounds like 'yaw-own'- way cute) :cheering:
so, at michaels yesterday, she was having a blast picking up skeins and telling me they are yarn! and i let her keep a little skein of mercerized cotton from patons. i decided to make her little socks. i am almost done with the toes, and i think i should do a really good stretchy pattern to help keep the socks up. i don't want it too complicated either. any suggestions?:notworthy:

Jints
07-25-2007, 08:59 PM
Here's some tips for sock knitting in cotton.
http://www.socknitters.com/Tips/cotton.htm

jeanius80
07-25-2007, 09:19 PM
would a simple (*K1, YO, K2TOG, K1* round 1; *K all* round 2) eyelet be ok?

Jints
07-25-2007, 11:21 PM
yes you could do lace top like that. would look sweet.
I have found cotton doesn't stay firm with a stretchy stitch, like rib, it just stretches out and goes loose, so lace would be nice with added elastic or cord around ankle to hold them up.

jeanius80
07-26-2007, 01:16 AM
i was thinking it would look really sweet too :) she picked out a pretty orange, soft peachy with soft greens. it pretty!

Jints
07-26-2007, 02:06 AM
Pretty :sun:

Jan in CA
07-26-2007, 12:06 PM
Ribbing seems to stay up the best, but of course it's not as pretty or girly.