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nonny2t 08-16-2011 06:53 AM

Tree Fort Socks
 
These are for my youngest grandson, Jackson who is 4 for Christmas. His cousin, who is 11, will get an exact pair as Jackson hero worships Thomas.


Breezed 08-16-2011 07:18 AM

Very cute socks, in great boy colors too.

Olha 08-16-2011 08:56 AM

Nice socks! I would like to learn how to make socks and this particular pattern seems not very complicated. But with these colours it's hard to see how the heel is done. Do you mind telling me how many stitches to cast on for a 4 y.o. ? And if there is a video or some other description of making the heel, I would appreciate it as well.

nonny2t 08-16-2011 09:39 AM

I will send you a pm
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Originally Posted by Olha (Post 1328090)
Nice socks! I would like to learn how to make socks and this particular pattern seems not very complicated. But with these colours it's hard to see how the heel is done. Do you mind telling me how many stitches to cast on for a 4 y.o. ? And if there is a video or some other description of making the heel, I would appreciate it as well.


Olha 08-16-2011 09:42 AM

Thanks!

cacunn 08-16-2011 02:13 PM

nonny2k those are great socks they will be very much enjoyed.


Olha Socks are really easy. If you can knit, purl, increase and decrease you can knit a sock. There are ways that you can knit the heel and never have to "wrap and turn." Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel is one method and there are other similar techniques.

The only problem with socks is the addiction.

Olha 08-16-2011 03:01 PM

Don't want to hijack this thread but I don't mind wraping and turning... just following any kind of instructions :) but I will try my best this time :)

nonny2t 08-16-2011 03:06 PM

Ain't that the truth!!! I dragged my feet about trying socks for years and finally a friend convinced me to just make a pair. One of the best things I was ever told about making socks was not to overthink them to just do them. If you look at the pattern for socks you can get all wrapped up in the heel and get scared off, but if you just follow the pattern, ignore your head telling you it is too hard or it won't work or how can I do this and just do it, it becomes a cinch. I have made dozens of prs now and can do them practically with my eyes closed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cacunn (Post 1328104)
nonny2k those are great socks they will be very much enjoyed.


Olha Socks are really easy. If you can knit, purl, increase and decrease you can knit a sock. There are ways that you can knit the heel and never have to "wrap and turn." Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel is one method and there are other similar techniques.

The only problem with socks is the addiction.


Jan in CA 08-16-2011 05:01 PM

Oh those are nice!! I'm sure he'll love the color!

That heel is brilliant! Link didn't work, but this one does.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRc3309JUyc

salmonmac 08-16-2011 05:59 PM

That is a wonderful color combination and sock, Very well done and a great idea for Christmas presents for both boys.


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