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Old 01-26-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
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Hey Ya'll I know I've not been around in a long time - health and all sorts of reasons, but - that's okay because I am extremely blessed.
I designed and knit a pair of socks for one of my very best buds, Amy (horve1 on here). She's very understanding - she's just gotten the package of her Christmas gifts because I was so ill during Dec....but, like i said, she understood! This is a fun knit, with enough lace to keep you interested, but not too much so that you become confused. Best Friend Socks would be a great addition to your friend's socks wardrobe! I knit these with TOFUtsies (Stand on your own 2 feet #722 colorway) and sizes 1 (2.25mm) & 2 (2.75mm) circs - but, i wrote the pattern using dpns because socknitters that can knit with dpns can usually easily change to another knitting method. A picture or 50 (j/k -sorta, lol!) fyi, click to increase photo size. I hope ya'll enjoy knitting the socks, should you choose to knit them! I sure had fun knitting them, so much so that I'm gonna have to have a pair for myself. Oh, almost forgot, this pattern is written for size 7.5 and I used 7 complete pattern repeats on the leg of the socks and had a good deal of yarn left over (20-25 grams)...so, should you choose to knit it, but you have a larger foot....go for it!
HAPPY KNITTING & GOD BLESS ONE AND ALL!

FYI, I sure have missed all of ya'll during the past many months in which I've been out of the KH picture
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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Thanks Becka for another great pattern!! Missed reading your posts...hope you are feeling better
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Aren't you too sweet?! I'm more than happy to share my designs with ya'll!
thanks for asking....doing about the same, but with the addition of carpal tunnell (sp?); hopefully therapy will make a difference! Still may have to have surgery, especially the left one. but, hey, that's okay because I'm more blessed than 99% of the world!!!
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Thanks Becka for another great pattern!! Missed reading your posts...hope you are feeling better
yes! thank you!
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what a good friend you are! Thanks for sharing the pattern
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Ya'll are more than welcome! I am more than happy to share!
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Thanks for the pattern! I think these will be on the list for Christmas for a couple of my friends. Welcome back!
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How can I adjust your pattern to fit my big feet? I wear a 9.5-10 ?
Beautiful pattern!!!!
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Thanks everyone!
Hi Kindermen, I wear a size 9 & the sock circumference that I generally use in women's patterns is 8" as I did with this sock, unless it's been measured for a specific person in mind. With this sock I would simply look at a chart, such as this one and knit the foot until it's 1 3/4 inches shorter than the desired total length of the sock (the 1 3/4 in. being the length needed in this pattern & gauge for the toe decreases. Oh, by the way, Charlene Shcurch's Sensational Knitted Socks has a better chart in case the person isn't available.
Now, if your foot is wider, I would suggest increasing the needle size with this pattern until you reach the correct gauge with this stitch pattern because it's a 10 st. repeat, so it's not as easy to change the # of st pattern repeats to widen the sock as if it were say a 4 st repeat. You know, after saying this, I also thought that if after you measure you foot and let's say it's an inch wider, I would say putting in another st pattern would be okay & cast on 70 sts (you may have to play with gauge, etc, but it can be done)....you are really just going to have to measure you foot & we can go from there....
I suggest reading all of the info here, especially the "knitting circle" and you will get a great deal of invaluable information.
I'm terribly sorry, I'm much better at explaining myself if we were chatting in person, I just can't get my point across very well on computer, I'm sorry. LOL, like I said, I'm much better in person with the explaining, largely because I talk with my hands all of the time, LOL!
Please feel free to IM or email me if I can be of further assistance.
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Hey, I've been wondering about you! It's good to "see" you. Thanks for sharing the pattern!!
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