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...dotty...
11-02-2007, 02:09 AM
Hi lovely knitters !

I just finished this pair of socks, using a beautiful skein of hand-dyed yarn that I acquired in a trade. The young lady, who dyed the yarn, goes by the name of 'RoryGilmore' here, in these forums, and sells her beautiful yarn on Etsy......... here (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5027635&section_id=5047912) .

It's just a basic stockinette sock, with short row heels, knitted from the toe, up. I just replaced the center 20 stitches of the instep with
P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2
and gave those 3 columns of K4 a right or left twist (cable) every 6th round. Then when I started back up the back of the heel, I replaced the center 8 stitches of it with
P2, K4, P2
and did the same type of cable all the way up the back of the leg.

ritaw
11-02-2007, 03:19 AM
I really like them:)

Slim
11-02-2007, 07:25 AM
Just beautiful! I love the colors, and they look very warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing your pattern -- I think I'll make these for my sister for Christmas.

GiddyKnitter
11-02-2007, 07:43 AM
Hi Dotty

You never cease to amaze me with your socks and these ones are just lovely. x

medic777
11-02-2007, 08:32 AM
Just beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern. If I could knit socks like that I'd be one happy camper!! Maybe someday.

dustinac
11-02-2007, 08:50 AM
:happydance: Very pretty!! I love the colors and the pattern...:happydance:

MrsDavis3
11-02-2007, 10:15 AM
Please tell me how you do your toe-up toes.

Mystery_Gyrl
11-02-2007, 10:56 AM
Sweet. :thumbsup: Nice, smooth transition of colors.

Jaxhil
11-02-2007, 11:20 AM
:muah:oooooh, pretty!!!!

Nakia
11-02-2007, 11:30 AM
THOSE SOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL I LIKE THE CABLE STITCH THAT GOES UP THE BACK.

rorygilmore
11-02-2007, 12:03 PM
Aww, you named the socks after me!!! They look great! I'm glad you had enough yarn for the heels and toes!

Jan in CA
11-02-2007, 01:43 PM
Those are gorgeous!!! I would write it up properly and submit it to Knitty or at least knittingpatterncentral!

knitgal
11-02-2007, 01:50 PM
I love them! I also agree with Jan...they deserve to be published.

monzogary
11-02-2007, 08:45 PM
Gorgeous!! I love socks and cables.

cinnamon_girl
11-02-2007, 08:52 PM
Super socks dotty!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
The yarn is lovely and your pattern compliments it beautifully!
:woohoo: :woohoo::woohoo:

ah
11-02-2007, 09:47 PM
Lovely socks!

...dotty...
11-03-2007, 12:20 AM
MrsDavis, I included links for the type of toes and heels I did on my flickr page in the description of the socks....


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottycam/1821415216/in/set-72157594397200980

I started with a provisional caston, using a crochet hook OVER the needle that I was using to knit the socks, done like this (http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=48).

slightly addicted to yarn
11-03-2007, 05:27 AM
They are beautiful, I want the pattern too! They have enough detail to make them more interesting than absolutely plain socks without being fussy. Plus the choice of yarn is great too - love them!

KnittingNat
11-03-2007, 08:13 AM
What a great design! :heart: