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dancejunky 01-02-2013 08:56 PM

Hexagon socks
I'm about to try my hand at a sock pattern called Hexagons, from the book Think Outside the Sox. I have to dye up some yarn, so I'll probably be starting on the weekend. Would anyone like to join me? :poke:

P.S. Yes, my argyle socks are having a time out.

dancejunky 01-04-2013 12:27 AM

First batch of yarn for this project, hot out of the dye bath. I'm still deciding on other colors.

dancejunky 01-04-2013 03:23 AM

Batch #2

fatoldladyinpjs 01-10-2013 10:22 PM

I'm still struggling with heel turns. This pattern looks like it's a bit beyond me. But I would be interested to hear how you're progressing with this. Please keep us posted.

GrumpyGramma 01-10-2013 11:21 PM

Your colors are lovely. If I had the book I'd just about jump off the deep end and join you. Is the pattern available for sale by itself, me wonders and heads for googleville.

dancejunky 01-11-2013 04:02 AM

I've finished the cuff and heel of the first sock. The way this sock is designed—just hexagons that are fitted together—there isn't really any heel turning involved. The construction is quite different from a typical sock. If you like this sock, I say go for it. What's the worst that could happen? I'll try to post a pic tomorrow.

dancejunky 01-11-2013 04:04 AM

Thanks. I don't think the pattern is available without the book, BUT the book came out in 2010, so your local library might have a copy. Or you might get it through interlibrary loan.

GrumpyGramma 01-11-2013 12:53 PM

I'm really curious about how the hexagons are worked.

dancejunky 01-11-2013 07:40 PM

The hexagons are knit in the round, starting from the outside and decreasing toward the center. After the first hex, each new one is starting by casting on + picking up sts of one or more sides of previous hexes. You can make the hexes using whatever method you like best for knitting in the round. I like magic loop, so I simply divided my sts for each hex into two sections. I also dispensed with the markers and wrote out the instructions (by stitch count) for each round. For me stitch markers on something so small just get in my way and slow me down.

dancejunky 01-11-2013 07:46 PM

This is where I am on the first sock:

I'm going to make a paper model of the hexagon layout to help me figure out which edges attach to which. You have to know ahead of time which stitches to pick up.

This pattern make seem daunting, but the hexagons themselves are very easy to knit.

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