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Old 05-08-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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I don't know they are looking really small. I checked my gauge and I was spot on so I don't know why they are looking so small.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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I d/l and looked at the pattern. It will work out to about 6 1/2" around in stockinette. It's not specified that I can see but I'd think the gauge would be in stockinette. I measured a pair of socks I that I worked in stockinette with fingering weight yarn and they're about 7" in circumference. These will be really nice when you get them done and stretchy enough that even though they seem small they'll fit your MIL. I think my worsted weight socks took about that many stitches but it's been a while and I didn't keep notes.

I think I'll stick with toe-up no swatch Lifestyle socks. Those don't look easy peasy to me. You're much braver than I!
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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I tried socks 2 years ago...they were the reason I took a break from knitting for 2 years..I don't know if it was the dpns itself, or the material of the DPNS ( I used bamboo then) or if it was just me....but using them made my hands, shoulders and arms hurt. Maybe I'll try again this summer after I finish with these baby projects and with plastic dpns. I use plastic straights to knit right now.

But yours look really good by the way Keep at it. well done.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #14
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I d/l and looked at the pattern. It will work out to about 6 1/2" around in stockinette. It's not specified that I can see but I'd think the gauge would be in stockinette. I measured a pair of socks I that I worked in stockinette with fingering weight yarn and they're about 7" in circumference. These will be really nice when you get them done and stretchy enough that even though they seem small they'll fit your MIL. I think my worsted weight socks took about that many stitches but it's been a while and I didn't keep notes.

I think I'll stick with toe-up no swatch Lifestyle socks. Those don't look easy peasy to me. You're much braver than I!
Well As I am working on it, it is looking a bit bigger. I think just the ankle looks really small.

I can't wait to finish them now. I just got some more yarn in the mail to make more socks
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #15
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I tried socks 2 years ago...they were the reason I took a break from knitting for 2 years..I don't know if it was the dpns itself, or the material of the DPNS ( I used bamboo then) or if it was just me....but using them made my hands, shoulders and arms hurt. Maybe I'll try again this summer after I finish with these baby projects and with plastic dpns. I use plastic straights to knit right now.

But yours look really good by the way Keep at it. well done.
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I knit English style and I am not having any pain. It's when I try to knit continental that is when my fingers start to hurt.

Maybe, you should try a different style of knitting.
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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies View Post
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I knit English style and I am not having any pain. It's when I try to knit continental that is when my fingers start to hurt.

Maybe, you should try a different style of knitting.
i knit english too. Im not having pain right now - alls good.
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What a beautiful colorway of Chroma! You've made an excellent start, and I look forward to seeing the rest of Easy-Peasy sock #1.
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The only problem I am having is laddering. I tried tightening up the stitches on the start of the new needle but it's still happening. It's not that noticeable until you stretch out the material. It's my first pair so I am not going to fret over it
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The only problem I am having is laddering. I tried tightening up the stitches on the start of the new needle but it's still happening. It's not that noticeable until you stretch out the material. It's my first pair so I am not going to fret over it
You've discovered a design feature! I have a pair that has laddering and I decided that it's a design feature. It really doesn't look bad, it's just not what I'd originally intended.
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You've discovered a design feature! I have a pair that has laddering and I decided that it's a design feature. It really doesn't look bad, it's just not what I'd originally intended.
Well it's on the bottom of the foot so I am not too worried.
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