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Cathie
02-03-2009, 02:05 PM
Hi everyone, just wanted to post some pictures of my very first pair of socks.:woot: I used the 6 stitches per inch pattern in Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd. I started out using the Magic Loop method for 2 at a time sock but had some problems after picking up the gusset stitches and had to transfer 1 sock to another needle. I didn't have the same size needle either so one was done on a 4 and the other a 5. Oh, well, its that fact that I got them together at all that counts. At least now I get the construction of socks. I have another set of Harmony needles on the way so I'll have 2 sizes of each, one in the Harmonies and one in the Nickel for my next pair. I might try using 2 circs on the next one. I also adjusted the toe part of the pattern for using anatomically correct toes that I found at http://persnicketyknitter.blogspot.com/2006/02/anatomically-correct-sock-toes.html. I used Bernat Satin Sport yarn in Jade. I know its not a sock yarn and won't hold up that well with a lot of wear but I didn't want to spend a lot on yarn until I get the knitting of socks down pat. I'm going to make a couple more pairs for practice before I start on my sock yarn I have. There are a few obvious mistakes, a couple accidental yarn overs fixed with k2togs. So don't look to closely, LOL ;) They are a little looser than I'd like so I guess next time I'll use a smaller needle to try to make them a little more snug. Anyway, here are the pictures.

Jan in CA
02-03-2009, 02:21 PM
Those are great!

Just a note..socks with anatomically correct toes may fit nicely, but they won't wear as evenly as regular toes since they can only fit on one foot. Something to keep in mind. :thumbsup:

Cathie
02-03-2009, 02:30 PM
Thanks Jan! I'd thought about the wear pattern of the socks, but I have rather large big toes:teehee: (my husband loves to tease me about my weird toes) so I thought I'd try it. Is there any way to used regular toe shaping but making them fit better? To me they just look like they'd be uncomfortable because they seem to come to a point at the middle of the toes.

evona
02-03-2009, 03:16 PM
Very pretty socks! I have yet to tackle socks.

cacunn
02-03-2009, 04:01 PM
TTo me they just look like they'd be uncomfortable because they seem to come to a point at the middle of the toes.

I over come the pointy center of the toe by casing on more stitches. I will take fewer increases to get to the basic width of the foot so you have to adjust to this. The exact number will depend on your likes and dislikes. Too many and you get a very boxy toes too few and it is very pointy. Play and see what you like.

WandaT
02-03-2009, 07:44 PM
I think they look great for your first pair! Congrats!

Marria
02-03-2009, 09:29 PM
I think they look fantastic, especially for your first socks. I can't really tell they were knit on different size needles. Great job! :yay:

scout52
02-04-2009, 12:43 AM
I think you did a great job!!!

Dimpledapple
02-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Great job :thumbsup: They look very nice and comfy!

ArtLady1981
02-04-2009, 04:18 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/wow/2.gifFabulous work!

dustinac
02-04-2009, 10:13 AM
:yay:Congrats on your first pair of socks! They look wonderful, as you do more socks you will find the perfect toe for you and heel...:happydance:

Cathie
02-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies!!! :muah: I'm going to play around with them a little. I think I'm going to try a smaller size next time. I wore my new socks yesterday and they are really loose and a little too long too. I'd like to have them be rather snug. I'm also going to try a smaller needle, like a 3 or a 2 maybe even to make the stitches tighter. I'll have to see what kind of gauge I get and go from there I guess.

MerigoldinWA
02-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Nice socks! The shaped toes are cool. Good job.

leaette
02-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Hi I live in Indiana and wonder if there's anyone in In that knows of some knitting clubs or classes??
I've taught myself to knit and really love it. I found a library book titled Big Needle Knitting and it features the cheap yarn you can buy at Big Lots and Dollar Tree and I don't know if you all are like me but I get tired of buying yarn and the next pattern requires different yarn. I hate to invest in knitting books so I get them from the library and make copies of the ones I'm interested in. :cheering:
Anyway just wanted to give out this information and hope someone can use it:muah: