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Old 06-21-2007, 01:09 AM   #1
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My son asked for a pair of red ankle socks, so I got a couple skeins of Lang Jawoll sock yarn at Cottage Yarn yesterday. The yarn is a BEAUTIFUL deep red.

As usual, I'm using dpns, and making both socks at the same time.

I think this is gonna be a nice, quick knit.

Here's a link to the pattern:
http://www.members.shaw.ca/lisaknits...nsockettes.pdf

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Old 06-21-2007, 04:03 AM   #2
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Oh how pretty!! How do you knit both at the same time? Do a row on one then on the other? Or a few rows at a time? Very interesting!
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Shandeh, are you also knitting the whole sock with the reinforcing thread?
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That yarn is gorgeous - lucky son!
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Originally Posted by baronreads View Post
Oh how pretty!! How do you knit both at the same time? Do a row on one then on the other? Or a few rows at a time? Very interesting!
Thanks! I just knit one row at a time. I like using the metal size 2 dpns, because they are different colors. I always start the new row with the blue set, and end it with the red one. (Red means "stop" ) That way, if I have to set it down, I'll know EXACTLY where I was in the pattern when I come back to it.

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Shandeh, are you also knitting the whole sock with the reinforcing thread?
Nope. Just the heels and toes. I'm working on the heels now, because the ribbing for the anklets is so short.

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That yarn is gorgeous - lucky son!
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:19 PM   #6
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Another one for my sock pattern binder.

I do the same thing with stitch markers--red means stop end of round.

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Beautiful color!

Where can I learn more about using reinforcing thread?

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Old 06-22-2007, 05:01 AM   #8
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Where can I learn more about using reinforcing thread?
I'm using it for the first time myself, with these socks. I'm thinking that it will keep my son from wearing out the heel and toes too soon. Time will tell.

All you do is add the reinforcing thread along with the regular sock yarn when you start the heel. You'll do the same thing when it's time to do the decreases for the toe.

I found an online article about sock reinforcing thread here:
http://www.knittingnewscast.com/news...-knitting.html

And I also found where you can order reinforcing thread to match your existing sock yarn here:
http://www.carodanfarm.com/shopsite_...roduct174.html

But, I like the Lang Jawoll yarn and Froehlich Wolle Blauband Maxi Ringel from Switzerland, because they both include reinforcing thread which is dyed to match!
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Here's a photo of the Swiss sock yarn:
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Sandy, they're so pretty! I red! You are an amazing knitter!
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