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redheadrachel
08-26-2007, 02:13 AM
Hey everyone! I know that I'm probably supposed to wait to finish a pair before posting some socks as an FO, but this was my first intarsia and it was so much work that I think a single sock should deserve its own post! It's been extremely time-consuming and labor intensive. I'm back at school now so it was a little more slow-going than expected, but I am in LOVE with the results! Totally worth it! Please let me know what you think!!!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/077.jpg

KnittingNat
08-26-2007, 02:46 AM
Wow :passedout:...

momwolf
08-26-2007, 03:07 AM
Well done!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheering::woot:

Mariblue
08-26-2007, 03:46 AM
I love it! :inlove: It's beautiful! Did you use a pattern for the argyle work? Don't fall prey to the dreaded "Second Sock Syndrome", that lovely little sock there needs a mate!

blueeyes28
08-26-2007, 07:09 AM
:cheering:That is sooooo pretty!!!How hard was that because it looks very hard to me?

nonny2t
08-26-2007, 07:25 AM
We'll just cross our eyes so we see two. It looks grand and you did a wonderful job.

Indygirl
08-26-2007, 07:25 AM
:yay::yay:great job. It looks wonderful! I should be so brave.

tilllie
08-26-2007, 07:26 AM
:woohoo:That is awesome!!!

lestrella
08-26-2007, 07:59 AM
:woohoo:Excellent job! I love it!!!:thumbsup::yay:

:hug:

losnana
08-26-2007, 08:02 AM
I think it definitely deserves its own space! It is awesome! Great job. :yay:

sue in canada
08-26-2007, 08:15 AM
Looks amazing

GiddyKnitter
08-26-2007, 08:21 AM
Hi Rachel
Good work that sock looks just great it will look even better when it has it's other half. Well done x

rorygilmore
08-26-2007, 08:58 AM
Wow, those look great! :cheering:

POLLI
08-26-2007, 10:03 AM
Great job:cheering:

mimi
08-26-2007, 10:08 AM
Absolutely beautiful ! You should be so proud of yourself.
Good luck at school.

tootie44
08-26-2007, 10:23 AM
Wow, it is wonderful!!! Great job!

JGM
08-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Great job Rachel! Can't wait to see the second one. Where did your seams end up falling?

Slim
08-26-2007, 10:43 AM
Oh, Rachel, that is awesome!! I just love it. It looks so professional. And the colors are perfect. Now I'm going to have to try a pair for my son. Where did you find the pattern?

Hope school goes well this year.

Jan in CA
08-26-2007, 11:17 AM
Rachel, that's incredible! How did you do the purple/green lines? Were they intarsia, too?

Braden
08-26-2007, 11:35 AM
It looks to me like the lines were done with Swiss Darning, but I could be wrong. They look great, Rachel!

vaknitter
08-26-2007, 12:10 PM
:notworthy: Wow - that is beyond incredible !!

Aliann
08-26-2007, 12:43 PM
Hey Rachel,

You did a superb job, maybe you should become a knit designer.:woot:

redheadrachel
08-26-2007, 01:49 PM
Hey everyone! It's a vintage sock pattern that the knitting teacher at my LYS gave me, so I'm not sure where you can get it. I know that she made the socks from this pattern over 25 years ago, and I'm pretty sure it's a good deal older than that. I did the purple and green lines with dupliate stitching. The pattern had directions for doing all the lines with intarsia, but it also said that you could duplicate stitch them on afterwards, and I'm glad I chose that option. :) I just picked some random colors - I did the main colors all looking complementary to each other, but for the lines I decided I needed to be true to argyle and use a little bit of garish, semi-hideous colors for the lines :) It's a ton of work but I'm really pleased with the results. Thanks for the great feedback, everybody! I've come a long way, and it's thanks to all of you guys!!! Have a great day.

Duckling326
08-26-2007, 02:07 PM
Excellent knitting! I love it Rachel!

jjminarcik
08-26-2007, 02:35 PM
Absolutely. Beautiful. :passedout:

Rachel, you are sooo talented!

booskibabe
08-26-2007, 02:42 PM
That sock Definately deserved its own post. That is gorgeous. I love the colors and everything. A truly professional looking sock. :happydance:
:woohoo:

ekgheiy
08-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Great job Rachel!! You and JGM are makin' me feel like such a slacker in the sock department. :oops: :teehee:

Samsam
08-26-2007, 03:38 PM
:woot:
Keep at it!

katiebug081504
08-27-2007, 08:30 AM
I love the sock! I want to make one of my own!! Where is the pattern from?

katiebug081504
08-27-2007, 08:32 AM
:figureditout: Ignore my question...I didn't read the whole thread. Socks are still beautiful though!

mwedzi
08-27-2007, 11:50 AM
I LOVE this sock. I will never ever knit this sock, so much work, but it is the FLYEST handknit sock ever!:yay:

Jeremy
08-27-2007, 01:02 PM
A real work of art. Very nice.

PugMom
08-27-2007, 04:53 PM
Absolutely beautiful. I wish I had the patience for argyle socks - I'd wear them constantly!

mornnen
08-27-2007, 05:34 PM
:woot:That is just excellent!:woohoo:way to go!:cheering:

dustinac
08-27-2007, 05:52 PM
:woot:I know I told you on the any sock kal... but I love the sock.. great job!!

domiknitrix
08-27-2007, 07:53 PM
KUDOS!!!! Great job!! Very Professional!!

cinnamon_girl
08-27-2007, 11:04 PM
That socks rocks!! :yay::cheering::yay::cheering: