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Old 09-09-2013, 09:48 PM   #21
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Thanks GG. I'll check it out!
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #22
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Whichever direction you choose to knit your socks, I think the biggest problem knitters new to socks have is getting hung up on a pattern - the pattern is confusing to them or something else gets in the way. You might pick a method, toe up or cuff down, and try them out in a heavier yarn first. Worsted weight socks are comfy cozy house socks, that's what I used for my first pair.

We've seen beautiful examples of Olha's knitting. If someone who knits like that dreads patterns then I can understand why sock patterns are hard for less experienced knitters...and I feel better about avoiding them.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Olha View Post
Janis, who are the socks for? Below I have listed some resources based on adult size socks. I used Yarn Harlots recipe BUT only because I was completely frustrated with trying to understand a pattern. (I dread patterns, so I won't share any ). Anyway, this recipe is not available online, it's in the book Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. But there are some basic sock making resources

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATsocks101.html

http://susanbanderson.blogspot.ca/20...ake-socks.html

Here is a nice tutorial for beginers, with pictures

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm

Maybe someone here can share a favourite free pattern?
Thank you, Olha. Your knitting skills are amazing to me and I hope that one day I'll be half as good as you are. I gave up trying to figure out how to do socks with a pattern largely because I was stuck on a gauge swatch. It was the no swatch needed part that got me to looking at the Lifestyle No Swatch Needed way of doing socks. I was not interested in knitting a whole sock only to find out it didn't fit. I thought I'd figure out how to do it w/o a pattern and then I could follow a pattern. Now I can't see any reason to bother with a pattern. Exception: I want to make Skew Socks and think I will have to use a pattern.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Thank you, Olha. Your knitting skills are amazing to me and I hope that one day I'll be half as good as you are. I gave up trying to figure out how to do socks with a pattern largely because I was stuck on a gauge swatch. It was the no swatch needed part that got me to looking at the Lifestyle No Swatch Needed way of doing socks. I was not interested in knitting a whole sock only to find out it didn't fit. I thought I'd figure out how to do it w/o a pattern and then I could follow a pattern. Now I can't see any reason to bother with a pattern. Exception: I want to make Skew Socks and think I will have to use a pattern.
Those are the coolest socks EVER
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Janis, do you mean the Skew Socks? I think they need the right psychedelic colors but I might try them in something tamer first while I look for the right yarn.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Janis, do you mean the Skew Socks? I think they need the right psychedelic colors but I might try them in something tamer first while I look for the right yarn.
Lol. Sorry I wasn't more clear. Yes, the skew socks.
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Honestly I think what keeps me from starting them is the gauge thing. I don't think I can tell easily if the size will be right as I go along.
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Honestly I think what keeps me from starting them is the gauge thing. I don't think I can tell easily if the size will be right as I go along.
My fear also, GG.
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Janis, I really think you'd be happy with a sock making guide. Olha does her top down so you can tell if the cuff is the right size before you finish, I do mine toe up so I can tell if the foot fits right. Either way, you can make adjustments earlier rather than later. Pick a direction to knit and have at it. You just might (notice I said might ) get help if you ask for it here. I guess if you wanted you could sort of start in the middle and work both directions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=pQ8GMUMWek8
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Janis, I really think you'd be happy with a sock making guide. Olha does her top down so you can tell if the cuff is the right size before you finish, I do mine toe up so I can tell if the foot fits right. Either way, you can make adjustments earlier rather than later. Pick a direction to knit and have at it. You just might (notice I said might ) get help if you ask for it here. I guess if you wanted you could sort of start in the middle and work both directions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=pQ8GMUMWek8
Thanks for the encouragement GG. I'm gonna watch those videos tonight. Keep your fingers crossed!!
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