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redheadrachel
08-10-2007, 05:44 PM
Hey everyone! I've had camera troubles recently so I've got a lot of FO's that I'm going to be posting today and tomorrow, and here's the first: My August KAL project!! I couldn't find many cabled patterns that I loved for the size of needles I had, so I just put a pretty cable on the front of a basic sock pattern. It's Pace brand sock yarn, and I absolutely love how these socks turned out!!!

ETA: The cable is from the See Eunny Knit blog, where he teaches how to unvent a simple cable (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html). It's a Saxon braid :)

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tootie44
08-10-2007, 05:46 PM
Those are absolutely lovely!! Great job!

Lady Violet
08-10-2007, 05:49 PM
:inlove: :inlove: those are positively gorgeous!! :inlove: :inlove:
i really love that cable. where did you find it?

dreamsherl
08-10-2007, 05:49 PM
:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering:

stirsmommy
08-10-2007, 05:55 PM
I love those socks. :heart::heart: I am so not brave enough for socks yet. And I love your cable. I really want a pair. I guess I need to get busy on my cable project. I have only gotten four repeats on my ihs. Perhaps I need to take it off of the reward project side and put it on the better hustle up and do it list!

Indygirl
08-10-2007, 05:58 PM
It looks like you have a nice fit also. Very pretty :heart: & great job!

nonny2t
08-10-2007, 06:28 PM
The socks look just terrific. You did a super job!

dreamsherl
08-10-2007, 06:40 PM
By the way Redheadrachel, where is the sweater that you completed? :tap:

Slim
08-10-2007, 08:03 PM
Oh Rachel, they are just beautiful! Please share your pattern with us.

I've been missing your FOs while your camera's been down -- can't wait to see what you've been up to.

lucky_alf2
08-10-2007, 08:51 PM
:yay: WOW!! Those look great!! Awesome job!

ArtLady1981
08-11-2007, 04:09 AM
FABULOUS! WONDERFUL!
:passedout: YOU KNOCKED ME OUT!

KnittingNat
08-11-2007, 06:27 AM
Wow, lovely cables! Great socks :cheering:

dewdrops
08-11-2007, 10:23 AM
WOW!! Rachel, you are talented. :cheering:
Beautiful,Awesome,Great :heart: socks.

jodstr2
08-11-2007, 01:58 PM
:inlove::inlove::inlove:
those are gorgeous! many props to you for improvising a pattern!!! :cheering:
I'm too chicken to insert a cable into a basic sock...

redheadrachel
08-11-2007, 07:07 PM
Thanks, everyone! Please don't be afraid to put a cable on a basic sock - that was the point of talking about how I did it, to let you know that ANYONE can do it if I can do it! I think the basic sock pattern gives you the ultimate blank canvas for creativity, so definitely try to mix it up and make up your own stuff!! It's way more fun than I could have imagined, and I LOOOOOVE the personalized results!! :happydance:

Thanks so much for the kind words of encouragement; compliments that come from knitters mean more than I can say. :muah:

LeslieRR
08-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Your socks are absolutely fabulous! Wow! You make the nicest stuff, and in seemingly not much time!

mks22300
08-12-2007, 06:29 PM
Beautiful! :heart:

knitkat
08-13-2007, 07:39 PM
Beautiful. Do you plan on wearing them with shoes? If yes, how do you think the braid will feel? Just wondering.

jodstr2
08-16-2007, 04:30 PM
:hug: thank you redheadrachel, you inspired me. I'm now working on a basic Silver top down sock and I inserted a 4 stitch left twist cable going down the top middle of the foot. :hug:

shellebelle216
08-16-2007, 04:32 PM
Beautiful!

MaleKnitter
08-16-2007, 08:49 PM
wow, i started on a saxon braid scarf and almost went crazy after about 1 foot, (it's still on the needles somewhere with all of my other unfinished projects:shrug:I'll finish it later...:???:) but those are some great socks. fantastic job.

redheadrachel
08-16-2007, 08:52 PM
:hug: thank you redheadrachel, you inspired me. I'm now working on a basic Silver top down sock and I inserted a 4 stitch left twist cable going down the top middle of the foot. :hug:

YESSSSSSSSSSSS! :happydance::woot::happydance:Rock on!

knit.newbie
08-16-2007, 09:15 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:



GOOD JOB!!
I love the color!

cecile77
08-17-2007, 02:45 PM
very nice!

redheadrachel
08-18-2007, 12:38 AM
Beautiful. Do you plan on wearing them with shoes? If yes, how do you think the braid will feel? Just wondering.
They're for my mom, but she's most likely going to wear them with shoes. I've tried them on and will probably eventually make myself a pair. I like the fit of the sock with the cable because it makes it more snug. To me, it doesn't feel weird on there, even with shoes. It's possible certain people may be more sensitive, but it doesn't bother me. Just feels like a sock :shrug: