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Sunshine's Mom
01-15-2008, 12:11 PM
I have a great (and easy) sock pattern that I love that is for worsted weight yarn. However, I'd like to try a pair with a lesser weight yarn like sport weight/fingering weight (I'm not even sure I'm using these terms correctly). Is there a way (math I'm assuming) to resize the pattern for this lesser weight yarn. I usually use size 6 dpns with the worsted weight or cotton yarn casting on 48 stitches proceeding from there. I have 8 stitches left after the heel turn - picking up 12 stitches for each gusset (56 sts) and decrease back to 48 sts. Any help would be appreciated.

Jan in CA
01-15-2008, 02:12 PM
There are SO many patterns on the internet and books I think it would be much easier to just find a pattern for the weight of yarn you want to use. If you give us that info we can supply you with lots of patterns. ;)

Ah heck... check these out. :teehee:
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/
http://hipknitism.com/classes/basic_ribbed_socks/index.shtml

Sunshine's Mom
01-15-2008, 03:20 PM
Hey, thanks so much. I guess that's really what I needed, huh? It's just that sometimes I find sock patterns to be so confusing. I haven't moved to more than one color yet.

Jan in CA
01-15-2008, 10:32 PM
I haven't moved to more than one color yet.

Who needs to do that when there are self striping yarns? I know how to do Fair Isle, but a sock is something that few people see so I think I'll stick to self striping and keep the FI for sweaters. :)

medic777
01-16-2008, 12:48 PM
Try this http://www.socknitters.com/PATTERNS/anyweight.htm

Plantgoddess+
01-16-2008, 04:19 PM
This is my favorite site for sock patterns. I can spend hours looking at patterns.
http://www.knittychick.com/free_sock_patterns.htm

Sunshine's Mom
01-16-2008, 05:23 PM
Holy Shamoley, Plantgoddess! What a treasure trove of sock patterns that site is! Awesome! Can't wait to peruse the site when I have more time. Thanks a million!!