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Norman
09-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Well hello there everyone..

My wife is prodding me to get her a pair of socks done.. :) I know I know.. you haven't heard from me in a while :woot: and the first thing I ask for is a pattern ;)

:woohoo:

anyway what she wants is a pair of witches socks.. she absolutely loves them.. I'm sure this is a VERY easy pattern to do, but if someone has one sitting around.. or knows of one I can modify, let me know..

sort of like the ones attached, but if you have ever seen the movie "practical magic" it's the socks they wear at the end she really wants..

Thanks everyone..
Dave

Yarnlady
09-16-2007, 10:24 AM
Seems to me, just take a sock pattern, knit alternate colors every few rows, making the leg longer than usual. Here's some instructions for striping on a child's sock (http://www.healmyhands.com/docs/striped_childs_socks.html).

Or these (http://knitknitknitknit.blogspot.com/2007/03/super-simple-stripey-short-row-socks.html). And these (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTverytallsocks.html).

If you don't want to deal with striping yarn, check with Ray (http://knitivity.com/) to see if he'll custom dye you striped yarn. He doesn't charge any extra for custom dyeing.

Norman
09-16-2007, 10:53 AM
Yeah .. I just 1) don't have experince doing socks.. and 2) didn't have any sock patterns.. I appreciate the links :D

Jan in CA
09-16-2007, 12:44 PM
No experience..then you most likely will want to try Silver's Tutorials. It's where many of us learned to do our first sock.;)

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/

BTW.. knee socks require some increases or decreases on the leg depending on if you're doing toe up or cuff down. The calf is fatter than the ankle. ;)

Norman
09-16-2007, 12:46 PM
Yeah I've read through that thing I swear a hundred times.. still don't quite u nderstand .. YET..

BTW.. heah JAN.. how you doin :) .. hehe

Yarnlady
09-16-2007, 03:59 PM
Yeah I've read through that thing I swear a hundred times.. still don't quite u nderstand .. YET.. It'll really be easier to understand if you just do it. You'll see things it's hard to visualize if you've never done it.

Just get some needles and ww yarn, cast on and try it. Once you get past the heel you'll know everything you need to know about knitting socks. If you knit cuff down, the toe is just like the heel and if you knit toe up, the top of the sock is just circular knitting.

You'll be surprised how easy it is once you just do it.

Jan in CA
09-16-2007, 05:52 PM
Yeah I've read through that thing I swear a hundred times.. still don't quite u nderstand .. YET..

BTW.. heah JAN.. how you doin :) .. hehe

I'm doing great! Nice to see you back here!

I think it helps if you just DO the tutorial. Somethings just make more sense when you've got the knitting on the needles. And of course we are all here to help, especially Silver! :cheering:

Norman
09-16-2007, 10:36 PM
Yeah you know me tho.. Those 4 needles of death kinda scare me.. they are like deadly chop sticks :D

I have a set of 4 or 5 (I can't remember) size 2's down in the kitchen.. bamboo to boot.. or .. basicaly toothpicks.. so I'll need to try that sometime soon.. but the wife really want's a pair :D

Jeremy
09-16-2007, 11:31 PM
Many people prefer to knit socks with the magic loop method which Silver teaches or two circular needles which is very similar. Both are pretty user friendly
Here (http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/twocirculars.html) is a tutorial on the two circular needles method.

Good to see you back Norman.

Norman
09-17-2007, 12:09 AM
Yeah I've used the ML method before on hats..

I do remember how to do that.. but the connectors on my needles were too large for the stiches.. so I think I should try the DPN's.. I have 'em .. should at least try them..

And thanks for the "Welcome" Jeremy.. :D

Jacklad
09-18-2007, 11:29 PM
Just found this sale that might be right up your alley - http://www.woolneedlework.com/Yarn/Regia_Ringel_Sock_Yarn_Colors_by_Schachenmayr_Yarn .shtml.

;-)

Jackie

Norman
09-18-2007, 11:31 PM
I always wondered how sock yarn made the stripes :D

knitncook
09-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Norman, socks are easy. Really. If they weren't I wouldn't do them :) Seriously don't be intimidated by the dpn's, you are still only knitting with 2 needles at a time. The other 2 just hold stitches for you. Think of them as open ended stitch holders. And as for the heel, just take it one row and one stitch at a time. Once you do them though, they are really quite simple. I think people hype up sock heels in order to scare people away from having original socks! "We must conform"

The socks in the picture look like either 2x2 or 3x3 ribbing all the way down to the heel, a traditional turned heel and then a regular foot, although I might continue the ribbing on the top side.

I LOVE Practical magic. They are such cool witches. Although the house is pretty awesome, too. I could live in that house!