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ecuzzacrea
12-11-2006, 02:37 AM
2 at a time, toe up, magic loop socks.
Swell Yarn's Duet Sock Yarn - I love this!
For MEEEEEEEEEEEEE and finally finished.

:heart:

Jan in CA
12-11-2006, 02:53 AM
Those are georgeous! I love the color!

Jaxhil
12-11-2006, 09:03 AM
:cheering: wow, those look *GREAT*!! I love the contrast heel and toe-it really looks good with the variegated!

How'd you like doing the magic loop? I've been wanting to try that but cant figure out how to get it going :??

Those socks really look good. Really! Congrats!

gardenmommy
12-11-2006, 09:49 AM
Awesome! Did you ever find a specific pattern or just adapted one for the two at a time toe up ML?

candicane
12-11-2006, 09:55 AM
I love them! The colors are great. What colorway did you use?

candice

knitqueen
12-11-2006, 11:22 AM
They look great, and you take such fantastic pictures, too!! :muah:

Alice's Restaurant
12-11-2006, 12:36 PM
wow, those are great! I love the colors.

Andrea
12-11-2006, 01:03 PM
I looooooove those colors!!! :cheering:

ecuzzacrea
12-11-2006, 02:31 PM
Thanks!!!

I think it's the Tulsa colorway. My friend owns a shop online - www.aswellyarnshop.com. She has many fun colorways in the Duets. You get the fun striped yarn and then a coordinating color for the toes and heels. :happydance:

knitwit2
12-11-2006, 02:33 PM
Love the socks!!! I just ordered the duet socks from A Swell Yarn Shop. I sure hope it doesn't take as long as they say it will to get it. Do you have a good reference you want to share on knitting sock with magic loop? I have used magic loop for other small diameter knitting but not for socks.

ecuzzacrea
12-11-2006, 04:17 PM
I used this pattern!



COORDINATING HEEL & TOE,
TOE-UP, AFTER-THOUGHT HEEL,
BASIC SOCK PATTERN by A Swell Yarn Shop

[small-medium] medium-large
Duet Sock Yarn
Coordinating color
Cast on a total of [24]28 stitches with coordinating yarn,
[12]14sts on needle1 & [12]14sts on needle2,
knit 2 rounds before beginning pattern

The Toe
round 1: k
round 2: needle 1: (k1, m1l, knit to last st, m1r, k1) needle2: repeat
Repeat round 1 & 2 until you have [52]56 sts

Main Color
Switch to main color, stockinette in the round
until sock measures 2 less than the length of your foot.
AT 2
round 1: needle1 (k1, m1L, knit to 1 sts remaining, m1R, k1), needle2 (k)
round 2: k
Repeat round 1 & 2 one time [56]60 sts

Marking the after-thought heel
needle1 (k)
needle2 (k) a row using a scrap yarn of the same weight,
*This marks where your after-thought heel will be*
Return sts knit in scrap yarn to left needle,
re-knit the row using the main color.
Continue as usual in stockinette in the round for 2"

Cuff
Still using main color use k2p1 rib pattern
Continue until you are out of main color yarn.

After-thought heel (Coordinating Color)
Remove scrap yarn row and put sts onto needle1 & needle2
Pick up on 1 sts at each end of needle1 & needle2 [56]60 sts
Using coordinating color
round 1: k
round 2: needle1 (ssk, knit to last st, k2tog) needle2 (repeat)
Repeat round 1 & 2 until you have 14sts on each needle [24]28 sts
Kitchner Stitch to close

knitwit2
12-11-2006, 04:20 PM
Thank you so much for the pattern!!!! What a fast reply!!!!

knitwit2
12-11-2006, 05:06 PM
What size needle did you use for your beautiful socks? Since I am copying you with the yarn and pattern. :roflhard:

ecuzzacrea
12-11-2006, 06:46 PM
LOL copycat!!!

I used size 2 - Addi Turbos - 42" long.

I'm a tight knitter though.


What colorway did you order?

knitwit2
12-11-2006, 11:27 PM
What colorway did you order?I ordered Kermy and Hipster. She was out of a lot. So Angela is your friend. She e-mailed me tonight and said she was mailing out my yarn tommorrow. Yea!!!!! I was looking at the pattern and you said you did two at a time on the magic loop but on the pattern it looks like you are knitting one sock at a time. Am I crazy or what? :??

five_six
12-12-2006, 12:17 AM
technically you are knitting one at a time, but you times it by 2, because there are 2 socks... did that make any sense... so you follow the line you are on in the pattern for first said sock on needles, then push it out of the way when you are done and repeat the line for the next sock. So you will be working with multiple balls of yarn, 1 for each item (or at least i do).

I always knit socks, baby pants, sleeves etc, 2 at a time (have yet to learn the proper double knitting way) as it saves counting, counting, counting, oh, did i just count, have to count again...

And the socks are just divine, i have to say!!!!

dek_n_bloom
12-12-2006, 02:53 AM
The socks are lovely! After I finish all of my Christmas knitting, I think I'm going to give sock knitting a try. When I buy the yarn from A Swell Yarn Shop, does one order of the Duets sock yarn make one sock or one pair of socks?

kimmie
12-12-2006, 08:48 AM
Cute socks! Are they machine washable?

kimmie

ecuzzacrea
12-12-2006, 01:40 PM
You just follow the instructions twice. Cast on for two socks, work one and then work the other. Does that make sense?

I love Kermy and Hipster!!!!

What colorway did you order?I ordered Kermy and Hipster. She was out of a lot. So Angela is your friend. She e-mailed me tonight and said she was mailing out my yarn tommorrow. Yea!!!!! I was looking at the pattern and you said you did two at a time on the magic loop but on the pattern it looks like you are knitting one sock at a time. Am I crazy or what? :??

ecuzzacrea
12-12-2006, 01:41 PM
dek - yes, 1 Duet will give you 2 socks!!

kimmie - i'm not sure actually. i'll try and find out. =)

knitwit2
12-12-2006, 06:05 PM
ecuzz - yes it makes sense. I can only do one sock with the pattern also. right? Thanks for all your help.

ecuzzacrea
12-12-2006, 06:25 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by only being able to do one sock with the pattern??

You are working the 2 socks basically at the same time. Cast on for both - do the first round for the first sock and then move over to the 2nd sock. Just continue like that.

Andrea
12-12-2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the link to the yarn, ecuzz! All those Duet yarns are very, very pretty! :inlove:

ecuzzacrea
12-12-2006, 06:58 PM
You're welcome!! :lol:

ekgheiy
12-13-2006, 10:21 PM
2 at a time, toe up, magic loop socks.
Swell Yarn's Duet Sock Yarn - I love this!
For MEEEEEEEEEEEEE and finally finished.

:heart: Sooo nice! I'm love the colors too!!

VictoiseC
12-14-2006, 11:52 AM
Such pretty socks! I love them. I've never done toe up yet. Some daaaay.

ecuzzacrea
12-14-2006, 01:11 PM
Thanks girls. :)

butterflymama
12-14-2006, 06:24 PM
Those are just too cute! I had to get the so chic colorway. I'm a sucker for pinks and browns. :teehee:

jdee
12-14-2006, 07:17 PM
Very cute socks. I've watched the magic loop videos on this site, but I haven't taken the plunge, and tried it. I might do that after I get my Christmas gifts all knitted up.

SandraEllen
12-15-2006, 12:29 PM
I keep coming back to look at these! Very Pretty!

ohiomomma
01-03-2007, 03:08 PM
I have a question for you! I am making these with this pattern but now I'm a little stuck... it's says to use scrap for the heel, continue in ss for 2 inches, switch to rib and knit until you run out of MC yarn... well, because I'm not using the duet (next time, these are my first socks EVER and I wanted to make sure I could do it before taking the $$ plunge) I don't know how long to do the rib... about how long is yours? TIA!

Amber
01-03-2007, 04:33 PM
Those are so pretty! The colors are gorgeous!

knitwit2
01-03-2007, 05:40 PM
I knitted the same socks and I did a 1" ribbing. Good luck.