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Old 02-12-2013, 08:43 AM   #11
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Looking good and great to reuse something. Thanks for info too!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:51 AM   #12
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You're welcome, everybody. I can't take credit for the technique of reinforcing with nylon thread. I'm sure I read about it on Ravelry. I think it might have been Cat Bordhi who suggested I reinforce the sole by carrying short lengths of the thread across it.

Everybody's welcome to try it!

It occurs to me I should look for a cotton/spandex blend sweater at the thrift store and make summer socks with it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #13
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I'm having trouble finding wooly nylon. It seems JoAnn doesn't carry it. Where'd you get yours?

Hmmm....the idea of a cotton sweater for socks, I like that.
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That's weird, because I got my wooly nylon at JoAnn's. Did you ask for it, and they said they didn't carry it? Were you looking in the yarn section or thread? It would be with the sewing threads. Maybe even with serger supplies. I checked the label on mine to see if perhaps it's called something else. Nope, the only difference I see is that it's actually spelled "woolly." Sorry, I don't know what else to recommend, except maybe online sources. JoAnn's has stuff online that they don't sell in their stores. And Amazon has plenty of sewing supplies, too.
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This what you're looking for? There are lots of colors, too. I just ordered a spool of black and white. That should cover my sock and darning needs for the rest of my life.
http://www.amazon.com/Wooly-Nylon-Th.../dp/B0027DZ3N2

Type in wooly nylon in google, too. It's made for sergers so maybe that will help, too.
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almost done with these
Almost done, so I thought I'd post a new pic. Fair Isle doesn't stretch as much as stockinette, let alone ribbing, so I might have to keep the cuffs pretty short or they won't fit.

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That's fair isle? Looks like stripes... I like them though!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #18
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Very nice! I like the colors you've chosen!
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Oh, I like them.
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The entire foot is striped. The Fair Isle part is only on the cuffs, which you can't see in this pic. I'll take a new one and post it in a minute.

P.S. Here's the Fair Isle part so far. At the bottom, you see the top of the heel section, and you can just make out the reinforcing woolly nylon thread (the thin orangey tan).

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