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Old 01-09-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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A possibly stupid sock question..
Do you knit both socks the same, or is there a left and a right sock?
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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They are knit the same.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #3
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There is no such thing as a "stupid" question!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:28 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rosefields View Post
There is no such thing as a "stupid" question!
especially when it comes to socks!

i actually saw a pattern for left and right socks, but of course now i don't remember where it was. i'll see if i can find it. i'm 99% sure it was online. wow. i'm really helpful.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:57 PM   #5
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Hand-knit ones, not usually unless they're toe socks.
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While working on a pair of cabled socks, I wondered the same thing. I never finished the first sock (I was laddering something awful), so I never had to decide whether to reverse the cable on the other sock.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:54 AM   #7
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Well even if you knit the same, once you have worn them they stretch a bit so in future you could look to see which one is which.
I actually knit my socks asymmetrically sometimes. My feet are different from each other, my shoes are as well, the inside of the foot is different from the outside, why would I put different feet into symmetrical and identical socks?
Google 'anatomically correct sock toes' I think you will find a nice blog post on it. Can be done toe up also. If you haven't seen sock toes like that before though they may look a bit odd.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:00 AM   #8
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I knit them the same. I think they wear better that way because they are worn on both feet.

As far as colors go.. I knit them as they come so they actually are the same colors, but they fall at different places.. I call them fraternal socks.
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That's a good point about wear Jan. Can't alternate feet if you knit differently for each foot.
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