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Old 03-05-2013, 12:56 AM   #61
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FO!
Finally, these accursed socks are done! Never again.

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:24 AM   #62
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Success! They turned out really well.
Intarsia in the round including argyle socks in the round is definitely a challenge. Yesterday I say episode 910 of Knitting Daily which shows Anne Berk's technique for doing this. If you're ever tempted to try again, it's a must. (Although you could probably make your own video at this point.)
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Just out of curiosity why are argyle socks always intarsia? Why couldn't you do them fair isle? I've never done them and refuse to have to seam socks although I suppose just the top wouldn't be too bad.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #64
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Your accursed socks are lovely! However, I hope they don't reek havoc on your sole!
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I purchased that episode before I started the argyle part. Unfortunately, the instructions take you only through the diamond's increases. The decreases don't work quite the same, but there's no instruction on how to work the decreases. Believe me, I tried about a half dozen times to figure out how the same technique would work for the second half of the diamond, and I just couldn't. My daughter tried, too, and she can usually figure these things out. In the end, I complained about the incomplete instructions, and Interweave gave me a refund.
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The reason they're typically done using intarsia is that most people don't want wide floats. You could strand this and just twist the yarns in the back of the work every few sts.
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The soles are just ordinary stockinette + reinforced toes and heels. As for my "soul," I should get credit for persevering and finishing them, right? Maybe some debit for all the swearing I did while knitting them.
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The reason they're typically done using intarsia is that most people don't want wide floats. You could strand this and just twist the yarns in the back of the work every few sts.
I always catch the floats ever 3 or 4 stitches so that reason never crossed my mind. There is a special method for catching themselves you're not really twisting them.

The biggest problem I can see, for me anyway, is when they are done in multiple colors. You'd have to carry multiple yarns across. I usually do fair isle with two colors or at least only two colors per row.
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If I remember correctly, traditional Fair Isle is just 2 colors to a row. So how do you catch the floats? Speaking of which, I'm doing some Fair Isle sock cuffs right now.
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I use the method shown on this video.
http://www.philosopherswool.com/Page...andedvideo.htm

This is the video I learned with because I do use two hands. It's much faster for me. Yeah, tradition fair isle is 2 colors. I usually just put it on hats and make up my own design as I go along.
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