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auburnchick
03-23-2008, 11:33 PM
I finally finished my 2-at-a-time, Magic Loop socks.

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I used Trampoline Stretch yarn by Skacel (http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=899). The colorway is #229. It is a wool/nylon blend. I chose the color because it reminded me of tigers. Since Iím an Auburn fan, I figured this was appropriate. They are a great fit!


I used the Varsity pattern from the 2-at-a-time socks (http://www.amazon.com/2-at-Time-Socks-Revealed-Knitting/dp/1580176917/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206328428&sr=1-1) book (author is Melissa Morgan-Oakes). The pattern is supposed to be for striped socks, but I used it because of the ribbing. It seemed simple for my first pair of magic loop socks. Turns out that AuburnChick can follow directions! It helps that this book has pictures!:teehee:

Debkcs
03-24-2008, 04:09 AM
What cool socks,Nat. I love them!

Momof4Greys
03-24-2008, 07:13 AM
I love the socks!!!! I haven't attempted socks yet, I think I'm afraid of them, I don't know why. I've made the felted clogs and they came out great so I will try the socks soon. I always start but the needles and yarn are so small and my hands feel like giants hands (which they aren't they're very small) but I feel like I'm all thumbs with all the needles. I wonder if this type (two at a time) on circulars would be easier for me. What do you think for my first socks?? I even have some patterns for this type of socks.

ritaw
03-24-2008, 07:38 AM
Very nice !! I love the colour . It reminds me of a tiger :)

sue in canada
03-24-2008, 08:09 AM
Great looking socks.

auburnchick
03-24-2008, 08:11 AM
I love the socks!!!! I haven't attempted socks yet, I think I'm afraid of them, I don't know why. I've made the felted clogs and they came out great so I will try the socks soon. I always start but the needles and yarn are so small and my hands feel like giants hands (which they aren't they're very small) but I feel like I'm all thumbs with all the needles. I wonder if this type (two at a time) on circulars would be easier for me. What do you think for my first socks?? I even have some patterns for this type of socks.


I have to say that Magic Loop takes just a bit of getting used to, but once you get your head wrapped around it, it goes quickly. One long needle is certainly easier to manage than four or five dpns.

I think that the key for you might be selecting a thicker yarn...maybe using worsted weight. Then, you'll use bigger needles and probably have an easier time of it. :thumbsup:

MAmaDawn
03-24-2008, 08:31 AM
Good job! Love the color

GinnyG
03-24-2008, 08:52 AM
REALLY COOL!! They are just beautiful!

Knit4Pie
03-24-2008, 09:24 AM
I love them! I'm getting ready to start my first pair of socks. Well, I've made socks before, but I mean I'm getting ready for my first pair of socks with sock yarn. Yikes!

WandaT
03-24-2008, 09:24 AM
Great job! They're gorgeous!!

ah
03-24-2008, 09:49 AM
They look great!

dustinac
03-24-2008, 01:49 PM
:yay: they look wonderful!!

mks22300
03-25-2008, 09:01 PM
That is such a wild color pattern! I can't wait to try out that book, it's been sitting around waiting for me to get the right needle size for awhile now.

Jan in CA
03-25-2008, 10:02 PM
Now how cool are those! Love the pattern!

McKnitty
03-26-2008, 02:00 PM
I have that book too, and since I've never done magic loop before, I decided to start with the 'sample' child-size socks. You are so brave to jump right in like that! And with wonderful results. Great job!

Abbily
03-26-2008, 02:20 PM
Great job!

Karina
03-26-2008, 02:38 PM
I just love you socks.

Just seen that if you subscribe to simply knitting you get that book free, since I usually buy the magazine i might as well subscribe and get the book free and save some money. Have never heard of the yarn over here so wonder if it is available in the UK. Think I have to Google.

Great job.

threesmom
03-26-2008, 05:09 PM
:yay: Tiger socks! They look wonderful!

melissad
03-26-2008, 08:56 PM
Those are great socks.
I love them!
Good Job!

Maria2009
03-27-2008, 12:25 PM
Awesome socks!

nonny2t
03-27-2008, 03:11 PM
I too have yet to tackle socks, maybe because I have to buy needles to do then and yarn too, who knows! Your socks look great!

spooky
03-27-2008, 03:25 PM
Those are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loves them!!!!!!! :muah:

labeelady
03-27-2008, 06:37 PM
Way to go, Auburn! Hmm..that colorway looks familiar...I think I have that same one in my stash. It's the only color of trampoline that appealed to me at the time.

:hug:

Jen17
03-28-2008, 08:46 AM
Oh, they are so cute! When you go to one of the games, will you wear a skirt so everyone can see them????!

auburnchick
03-29-2008, 05:27 PM
:roflhard:

I rarely get to the games anymore because my teens have crazy sports schedules. But if I do, I'll just walk around holding up my pants legs. :teehee:

Or better yet, when they do the wave, I'll stick my feet in the air instead of my hands (if I can lift them that high!). :roflhard:

loveswildflowers
04-01-2008, 10:59 AM
Nathalie, I LOVE these socks! They are perfect for an Auburn chick! Congrats - I've never tried knitting two at a time magic loop - what an accomplishment!:passedout: