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Old 09-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I was planning this ambitios post called Sock Mania but couldn't wait until I finish the other ones. You know what I am talking about, right? The Second Ones. If I did finish them, I would have 4 pairs to show, but oh well. (And what is my next project, you ask? A baby hat, of course)

Anyway, here is what I've got so far. The yarn is Regia, Norweger Ringel Color for the blue socks, and DGB Confetti for the colourful ones.









I mentioned elsewhere I am working on a Perfect Toe for children socks because they seem to be either too pointy or too square with regular decreases, depending how many stitches I leave to graft. Well, I realised that if I decrease from 16 sts to 8 in without the plain rounds in between, it makes a more round toe. You can sort of see the difference in the last two pictures. ETA: I add a few rounds before I start the shaping to compensate for a shorter toe.

The Confetti socks have regular shaping ending with 8 sts, and the blue ones have a new shaping, also ending in 8 sts.





Thanks for looking!
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Lovely! I just the colors on both. Good thinking on the modified toe. Is this where you used the afterthought heel?
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Thanks! No, the blue socks have a flap heel, I know it's hard to tell with all those colours It's a single sock that is awating his sole mate (pun intended) that has an afterthough heel. I will make some close up pictures of it.
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Ah, now I can see the heel flap. I've been wondering, with kids' socks knit from the top, can you undo the toe and make them longer then just reknit the toe?
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Sure, I can. The only thing is that the rest of the sock -- hopefully -- will be kind of worn out I made a few first pairs with just a bit of room to grow and they did last for over a year. But I then I decided that -- like you said -- I can just make them longer, and now I knit them to fit. Funny thing, the moment I decided that, I started finishing them with a few yards of yarn to spare But toes can be any colour, right?
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Wonderful socks on happy feet! Very nicely done.
I never thought about it before but maybe replacement heels and toes were the origin of the different colors that we now use as a design element on socks?
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I'm glad you went ahead and posted! You can still do your sock mania post when all the socks are done. I like the colors, particularly the blue.
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