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Jan in CA
11-20-2008, 08:07 PM
I needed some more warm house socks so I got some bulky yarn (Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed) in deep red. I should have used a smaller needle so these may not last too long, but I'll wear them anyway. They are soft and warm and unfortunately slippery so I'll have to wear them with scuffs. :doh:Boy do my legs look white! :shock:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/3046229855_30abb2214b.jpg

IM4EVERGOOD2U
11-20-2008, 08:33 PM
They look so cool--I cant wait to learn how to do socks--Great job!:thumbsup:

Jan in CA
11-20-2008, 08:39 PM
They look so cool--I cant wait to learn how to do socks--Great job!:thumbsup:

I was surprised, they are actually pretty easy. And they make you feel brilliant the first time you do them! :teehee:

bambi
11-20-2008, 11:26 PM
Too cute! I was looking at that yarn. It looks very pretty knitted up.

Bambi

GirlChris
11-20-2008, 11:56 PM
They look great. Too funny about the hwite legs. Mine are so white too and I only have 2 coices white or pink. I just remind myself God had many choices and he chose to make them white so I just need to be happy with that. LOL

dustinac
11-21-2008, 01:29 AM
:thumbsup: Great job!!

ritaw
11-21-2008, 03:27 AM
I like them :) Even the white legs lol :)

KnittingNat
11-21-2008, 07:23 AM
Great looking socks, Jan! I like the tweedy look:thumbsup:

Slim
11-21-2008, 08:44 AM
Very pretty, and so warm looking! What pattern did you use?

sue in canada
11-21-2008, 09:18 AM
They look great. I love that yarn.

margz3
11-21-2008, 10:32 AM
I really like them! I must take up the offer from the lady at my LYS for help in learning to knit socks! Those DPNs are really intimidating!

GinnyG
11-21-2008, 10:33 AM
They look warm and toasty (AND cute)!

shelluie
11-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Great socks! I want to make some to keep my feet nice and warm during this already too cold Minnesota winter! What size needle did you use? And the yarn that you mentioned...is that sock yarn or just regular yarn?

Jan in CA
11-21-2008, 11:28 AM
Thanks everyone! I have them on my feet right now! :thumbsup:

What size needle did you use? And the yarn that you mentioned...is that sock yarn or just regular yarn?

I used a 9, but I knit loose so I should have gone down a size or two and adjust the pattern. Socks that are knit too loosely don't wear as well. I used bulky yarn so they'd be extra warm since I get cold feet.

I must take up the offer from the lady at my LYS for help in learning to knit socks! Those DPNs are really intimidating!

Definitely learn! I didn't use DPNs for these, I used two circular needles. I find that they are easier to keep from getting ladders between the joins and it's easier to set them down or take with you.

What pattern did you use?
I used the "4 Stitches Per Inch" pattern in Getting Started Knitting Socks (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Knitting-Socks/dp/1596680296%3FSubscriptionId%3D1YZR91QYB6WCG3PM78G2 %26tag%3Dravelry-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165 953%26creativeASIN%3D1596680296) because it was for bulky yarn. I've made socks before so I pretty much just used it as a guide though.

MerigoldinWA
11-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Very nicely fitted socks. I like the tweedy red yarn. My high school colors were red and white (so soft spot in my heart :-) ).

outdoordrea
11-24-2008, 06:32 PM
I'm a big fan of using circular needles to avoid laddering, too. I'm almost finished with a pair of toe-up socks using one circular needle (Magic Loop). I much prefer using ML over DPN's, although I don't dislike DPN's.

Nice socks, BTW!

Shandeh
12-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Love those socks! :heart:
I need to make a pair for my cold feet too.

TEMA
12-01-2008, 10:58 PM
They look so comfy and warm, not to mention, beautiful!
TEMA:knitting:

Jan in CA
12-02-2008, 01:46 AM
I love them! They are nice and warm. The only problem is they are slippery so I have to wear scuffs over them.

Thanks to all!

ArtLady1981
12-02-2008, 03:43 AM
Aw, Jan! Those socks are gorgeous!

And your legs are peaches 'n' cream! Don't knock 'em!
Creamy is all good these days! :thumbsup: