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Old 07-19-2007, 08:49 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, this is a general sock kal which means any sock pattern you are working on we want to know about it. We can share our wip/fos along with tips or different techniques you may use. I know we have a lot of sock knitters so I hope that many will join.

Right now I’m working on a Nancy Bush sock (which is where this idea come from) I’m hoping to move on to Twisted Flower next or maybe even the Bayerishe Sock.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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I'm struggling to get motivated to finish my second sock to make a complete pair, so maybe this KAL is what I need! I've got about 3 inches of ribbing on the cuff done so far. I'm just using Silver's sock tutorial and some fantastic Memories yarn from Knit Picks.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Oooh! I have been wanting to try to knit socks! I bought some size 2 DPNs and sock yarn a couple of weeks ago... this KAL is what I need!

I wearing funky, fun colored socks! I really need to learn how to knit them!!! (My family always gives me socks for Christmas... maybe this year I will get them to give me sock yarn instead! )
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:12 AM   #4
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I'm joining! I am making my first pair of socks with Silver's Sock Tutorial with beautiful hand dyed sock yarn that has teals, pinks and purples. I love it! I am knitting it on size 2 DPN's.

I am still knitting the cuff, but will hopefully soon be able to work on the heel. At least now I can have some motivation!
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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I'm in, I'm currently trying the 'Silver sock tutorial', but I'm really lousy. I can't get the rib to work, I've frogged the damm thing so often, still I won't let it beat me. Look forward to seeing what everyone is doing.
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Ive finished a pair with Silvers tut....and Im one sock and halfway through my first patterned sock.

Although its a VERY easy patern...simple stockinette...no fancy patterns...

Im actually reading a book and using a pattern!


This is about how much of the 2nd one I have done. I will show a pic of the finished first when I take one.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:43 PM   #7
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Oh, I'm so glad you started this knitalong, dustinac !
I cannot get enough of seeing other people's sock-knitting, ........not to mention all the helpful hints !

I've finished 5 repeats of the cuff chart on the monkey socks.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTmonkey.html
This pattern is going really great, and easy to read from the chart........so much better than following the text. I'm using a wonderfully stretchy Chinese wool fingering weight yarn that I purchased on Etsy from BambooVillagePress. I've used two other skeins of this yarn, and have been very pleased.

Come on, IBAmyB, you sound like the perfect candidate for sock-knitting........you'll be creating all kinds of wild combinations once you get going ! And sock yarn for Christmas sounds fantastic to me !

Let us know what the problem is with that ribbing, NoBones,......maybe we can help !

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I had to have a little photo assistance................(that's Ewe-nice helping me get a good shot !)
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WOOHOO! The socks for my dad are done!



The yarn is KP's Memories in Yukon, knit on us 3 needles. Pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks(best book ever!)
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:26 PM   #9
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It is awesome to see so many new socks.

GS-Looks great.

RoryGilmore-Your dad will love them. DD and I still tape all the Gilmore shows and watch them together each night.

Here's my Gansey Sock-WIP. I'm just starting on the heel flap (DD just likes no-show socks).
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1to1- i am using the same yarn for my dh's socks (your purple fortissima). what needle size are you using? i started a gauge swatch on addi's (size 2mm) It seems too tight.

also, i finished my ribbed worsted weight socks! i'll post pics later when dd is napping the heels aren't pretty, but i'll wear them!
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