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Old 01-31-2006, 03:45 PM   #21
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:13 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by margie
So beautiful!! You were brave to do that sock for your first one! It turned out great.
Brave or just plain foolhardy? :rofling: i can't tell!

and yes, that was my kitty 'inspecting', he loves my knitting! lots and lots of string! and pointy sticks that 'need' to be killed... :rollseyes: It gets kinda hard to knit with a kitty hanging on the end of your needle...
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:54 PM   #23
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I feel your pain! Once, as I was working on a sock, one of my cats, who I thought was peacefully sleeping next to me, suddenly lept up, bit the dpn, and pulled it right out!
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:22 PM   #24
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Wow! Lace in the round as a first lace.



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Old 01-31-2006, 10:56 PM   #25
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it wasn't as hard as i thought, i mean the pattern is a really simple one, i've never seen other lace patterns but they look much more complicated than the one i used which is just a repeating series of 8 stitches over 4 rows, and two of the rows are just knit!
example round 1 is just; *P1, sl 1, k1, psso, yf, k3, yf, k2tog. rep from * to end. and round 3 is *P1, k2, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k2; rep from * to end.
easy peasy! (and goes much quicker once memorised, at first i had to keep looking at the pattern and checking what came next, and i kept forgetting the yf and ending up with less stitches! (as in the gazillion mistakes lol) and also remembering which pattern row i'd done last, which got easier when i figured out what it looked like on the needle.
I figured out also that it's a good idea to count the stitches on the needle before starting the next round, cause i could frog back 1 row ok, it was only when i didn't realise until the next pattern round i was in trouble.
I think it was easier to learn lace in such a small item, i can imagine getting completely lost on a shawl or anything over 100 stitches!
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:27 AM   #26
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Great job! I'm working on my first pair of socks and wish I would have picked a lacy pattern or something more interesting. :rollseyes:
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:10 AM   #27
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Kitti,

Did you buy this pattern? I drifted off to sleep thinking about your pretty sock last night. You did a really good job.

And Ive been trying to decide whether to frog my bonnet, but I think Im gona just rip one row at a time and count it, like you did on the sock. But probably saving that for the olympics so Ill finish the darn thing.

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Old 02-01-2006, 10:27 AM   #28
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Just beautiful
Your sock came out just beautiful!! Congratulations. I'm working on my very first pair too. I do enjoy it. :XX:
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:00 PM   #29
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Candace, i did buy the pattern so i guess that means i can't give you a copy?
and it's an australian yarn company so i'm not sure you'll be able to find it os either. However, (and somebody please let me know if i shouldn't post this please!) I think you could make your own socks up without the pattern, using the basic lace repeat instead of st st and just following a free pattern for the heel and toe, making sure that your stitches are a mulitiple of 8. The sock i made had 6 repeats of the lace and i think that's probably going to fit most people cause i have pretty big feet! (it only just fits me and i have size 41 feet euro)
I'm actually going to knit another pair cause i made so many mistakes in my first and i'm going to change the pattern to use the short row heel cause i want to learn that method.
If you want to try and find the pattern, title is 4 ply Socks, it says on the cover 4 ply argyle, Heirloom, 179. I think the number identifies the pattern?
Hope this helps anyway!
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:00 PM   #30
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very pretty you did a great job
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