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Old 09-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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Good lookin' socks and warm looking too!
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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The socks are great! I the colors.
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to salmonmac: you might be right... it does make sense, even if it's not so.

Funny story about the blue socks yardage. When I finished the first sock, and realized that it was too long, I asked my husband to weight the remaining yarn to see if I have enough because the skein looked suspiciously small. He went to the lab, used very precise scales and reported his findings. Sock weight: 23.8 g, yarn weight: 23.8 g. How random is that?
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #14
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Wow! Amazing. That doesn't happen often.
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Great job! I have yet to try to knit a sock. I'm really missing out, I know! These are wonderful little pairs of socks, Olha!
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I can't believe that you don't knit socks! They are just like sweaters, only smaller and don't require seaming
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I can't believe that you don't knit socks! They are just like sweaters, only smaller and don't require seaming
I have a skein of sock yarn, and size 3 circs. I've never tried socks.... got a super easy beginner pattern to share?
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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?
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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?
Thanks so much. I just wanna make a pair of socks, maybe for one of my teenaged daughters. I'll check out the links. Much appreciated!
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I use the Lifestyle Toe Up Socks - No Swatch Needed method. It think (always gets me in trouble but I do it anyhow) that OffGridGirl does hers this way. I much prefer toe up myself because if I'm not sure how far my yarn will go I can just make a shorter cuff and I don't have to Kitchener the toes. I do 2@time to avoid SSS (second sock syndrome) and haven't used a sock pattern yet.
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