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Old 03-21-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett sock pattern
I'm new to sock knitting and am using a pattern that came with my yarn, Regia Design Line "Exotic" color sock yarn. I was warned the pattern was difficult to read but thought I would be able to work through it. The pattern calls for a "double stitch" to shape the "round heel". The pattern has diagrams but they are very confusing and the instructions are also. Has anyone used this pattern or any pattern that called for a "double stitch?" It is used as an increase but then somehow picked up later, which is what I can't figure out by the diagram.

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Old 03-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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1. Have you knitted the leg?
2. If so, how many sts did you cast on?
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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Yes, I have the leg done and also the heel. I followed the instructions re the double stitch but now can't quite figure out how to work the double stitch as I come back to pick them up.

This pattern does not have a gusset for the heel. The other patterns I used did.

I cast on 60.

My frustration is with this term "double stitch", I have never heard of it before and can't find it in any glossary.

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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The only "double stitch" I've ever heard of applies to crochet, not knitting. I have some of the "exotic" yarn, but there is no pattern on the inside of outside of the labels.
I personally would ditch the directions and find a pattern that used 60 sts and work the heel flap and gusset according to that. I've made socks with the exotic with standard knitting patterns and they've come out perfectly, so there's nothing specific to the given directions which are going to make them look any better. Unfortunately, the patterns I've used aren't for exactly 60 sts. There are formulas for figuring out the flap and gusset for any given number of sts but I've never needed them, so I don't know what they are.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Great advice! I'll go with another pattern.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:46 PM   #6
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double stitch??
Hi cjvf, I just want to jump in with a quick comment. I too have one of those patterns and am baffled. I even tried a swatch. I think I too may go with a different pattern, I like the way the heel strips join the the foot hopefully another pattern does that.
Thanks imrachel and cvjf for your posts!
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:55 PM   #7
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I think you might be best to go back to the store where you bot the yarn and see if they know what it means.... especially if it is a yarn store. The owner usually knows a lot of stuff.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #8
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I wonder if they are talking about a "wrap and turn". stitch.
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