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Old 04-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by KnitandPurl View Post
Thanks GG!

Do you think I could do a 2x2 rib pattern on the leg part instead of the stockinette?
I'm not GG (who I adore, BTW!), and those are lovely socks! I believe you can do your 2x2 rib as long as the number of stitches you're working on is a multiple of 4.

Have fun on the socks, and do post a pic so we can see them when complete!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by KnitandPurl View Post
Thanks GG!

Do you think I could do a 2x2 rib pattern on the leg part instead of the stockinette?
Charlotte answered your question. I'm going to be less helpful and say you can do anything you want, after all they're your socks! I really, truly have never used a sock pattern so I really don't have experience with adjusting things on a sock pattern. I'm wearing the pair I was working on earlier when I responded and then did some more looking at your pattern. I was determined to do the bind offs and get the ends woven in and get them on my feet for a fitting...and they're still there, on my feet, not yet washed. *sigh* Even socks made with SockEase feel delightful.

If you do ribbing with the same size needle on the same number of stitches, you'll probably be sorry. You need to go down a needle size (or 2) or use fewer stitches. As I always use smaller needles, I don't know how many fewer stitches you would want.

I just measured around my leg at my sock top, it's about the same as yours, I counted 60 sts in the sock top and in 2x2 ribbing on sz. 0 needles, I really do wish I'd used smaller ones, I might take the top inch or so out and rework it on 000 dpns. Ribbing makes a huge difference. I really do wish I could be more helpful.

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I'm not GG (who I adore, BTW!), and those are lovely socks! I believe you can do your 2x2 rib as long as the number of stitches you're working on is a multiple of 4.

Have fun on the socks, and do post a pic so we can see them when complete!
Ah, shucks, Charlotte. Thanks for the . I think I needed that. You seem to know what people need, when they need it. It must be a gift. The feeling's mutual. Are you a sockaholic too?
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Are you a sockaholic too?
Honored to share some happiness with you!

Sockaholic and baby sweaterholic of late. I seem to always have at least 2 of each OTN at any given time, and at least 1 pair of socks are tube socks so that I can knit without thinking, just measure every so often. For an adult, 14 inches of knitting after a 2x2 ribbed cuff, then a star toe (k X sts, k2tog every other rnd, like for a hat, and finished the same way). Recipe yields one work-crazed, highly distracted Charlotte-proof sock.
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Have you ever done an afterthought heel? I've considered trying it. I could knit a tube, leave an opening for the heel, and not have to worry about running out of yarn. I'd still do toe-up. I'm definitely a toe-up kind of gal. Kitchener stitching ain't my bag. Star toe? Does that involve the KS? You didn't mention it, I notice when I look again. Must google.

ETA I just found a Knitting Daily thing about round toes and star toes. I may have to do some cuff downs just to try them. Thanks!
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Have you ever done an afterthought heel? I've considered trying it. I could knit a tube, leave an opening for the heel, and not have to worry about running out of yarn. I'd still do toe-up. I'm definitely a toe-up kind of gal. Kitchener stitching ain't my bag. Star toe? Does that involve the KS? You didn't mention it, I notice when I look again. Must google.
Never done an afterthought heel, though I've thought about it. No need to google a star toe. And no Kitchener stitch, which I'm still convinced was created by Satan to torment knitters.

A star toe finishes the sock toe just like the top of a hat. It's just regular decreasing every other round, until you get down to about 8 sts then weave the yarn through those sts, and pull tight. Just like a hat, you can sew the tip closed if you choose for reinforcement. The finished toe will look like a star with the dec rounds spiraling out from the very tip.
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