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Old 07-21-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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What's your favorite sock pattern??
I am reeeeeeally getting into knitting socks, since discovering the magic loop method. LOVE it!!!

I haven't made very many yet, but the ones I have are all very basic and plain. I like them, but they are very plain.

I am working on the second sock of two different pairs. The first sock I ever made was the 56 Stitch 56 Row Sock . I really like it, and just FINALLY re-started the second sock yesterday. I just couldn't tolerate the dpns anymore so I frogged it and started with magic loop. Going much faster.

I also made one of a pair of this pattern in 100% wool, dark grey with an orange heel and toe. It knitted up really fast on size 6 needles and I'm about half way through the leg portion of the second sock.

The next one I have on my plans is the Twisted Sock from knitpicks, which will be a bit more challenging for me because I'm not great at lots of ribbing, but a challenge is always a good thing, right???

SOOOO, now that I'm all into socks, I'd like to hear what have been your favorite patterns.

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Old 07-21-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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I love the socks [url=http://www.colby.edu/personal/l/leosborn/anniversox.htm]here; I made them for my daughter's Easter basket; they turned out quite lovely. Just let me know if you would like to see them & I'll see if I have a pic. They were my 1st project using a cable needle and it was really quite easy
I just remembered [url=http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/KidMerino-socks1.html]these; I ordered the yarn from www.simplysockyarn.com in the color 'circus' I believe, it's a multi-color with primary, fun colors...those will be very cool 8-)
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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Oooooh, I think I remember you posting that before, someone did anyway. Really neat. I've done a bit with cables so I think I could do it. I'll add it to my list!!!
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I think I did, too...I probably posted the pink ones, too, bc they are just too, too cute. And I have these sock books here that I wish I could 'beam up' to you, but, alas, we are not on the Enterprise ( I love Star Trek!)
Live long and prosper.. :rofling: I mean...Knit long and prosper :rofling: :rofling:
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Slight hijack
Rebecca,

Did you hear the news that Scotty has gone to the last engine room in the sky? Beam me up. I'm a Trekker too.

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sock pattern
knitqueen,

I'm currently working on my first pair of socks and I'm using the Peter's Socks pattern from Debbie Macomber's book "A Good Yarn". In the book the pattern is written for BOTH dpns and two circ methods. I haven't been brave enough to try two circs yet. I want to figure out turning a heel with dpns first.

BTW tell Owen HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! (a little late)

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WOW...I didn't know about :( Scottie...I bet dh does and forgot to tell me. That makes me sad. Then I just thought about watching reruns of the original shows with all of their 'special effects' ...they looked so 'real'..'Quick, Quick, Spock, hide behind that painted piece of cardboard, over there on the side where you can see it was cut!!!'
I'm sorry, no disrespect intended toward Scottie...he was one of my faves; he could make things out of nothing much better than McGuyver!!
Scottie ROCKS!!
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I'm just venturing into serious sock knitting. I've read articles on the technique and designed plenty of garments, but I've never really been a sock knitter.
If you want to see my first little sock, you can check out my blog:
http://marniemaclean.com/words/2005/...ink-it-is.html
I plan to offer a pattern shortly for it.

Personally, I like working short row toes and heels because there is no seaming and you can try on the sock as you go (this is generally a toe up technique, but not always)

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Thanks everyone.

I worked like MAD on my second 56 Stitch 56 Row sock today and just figured out that I did over 2700 stitches on that sock alone, just today . It's sometimes shocking how many stitches it actually is when you figure it out.

And Marnie, WOW, I'm amazed at that sock you have designed!!! I'd definitely be going with the NON-ribbing version!
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Marnie, sweetie, your '1st little sock' is AMAZING!!!! My goodness, it is lovely :D . I forsee many sock designs in your future....many, many. This makes me a happy, happy girl; I'm afraid that I have ulterior motives....I love to knit socks :D .
You, my dear, are a wonderful designer, I've seen many of your designs and love them all and I'm sure that your socks will not disappoint .
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