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Old 03-24-2009, 11:12 AM   #11
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Yes, count me in. I love knitting socks and don't mind testing one bit. Specially since it's not a rush git-er-done-NOW type of thing.

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:19 AM   #12
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Thanks. I've never done a toe-up sock before. This will be interesting!

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I would totally love to do them...but they would be in such a queue!
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:10 PM   #15
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Hi,

Here are my comments for your sock pattern:

First, I truly think, like I said before, that you need to include casting-on directions in your pattern instead of directing your users to a website before they even set one stitch to needles.

Second, I love your lace pattern. It is easy, and unusually stretchy yet warm. But when you say "don't knit the yarnovers from your previous row; just let them drop off the needle" I think you need to specify not to knit the stand-alone yarnovers; the yarnovers that are grouped with the SKop group do get knitted. Or do you truly mean to say K2 in the K st - and drop the yo from the SKOP group?

Third, you likely will have a number of knitters like me who are using old-fashioned sock needles instead of the circulars. In that case you should specify that the stitches need to be distributed 6 on 1st needle, 12 on 2nd needle and 6 on 3rd needle. When you've increased to 72 sts, they need to be distributed on the sock needles 18 - 36 - 18. This way you keep the heel in the same plane as the toe/sole sts. I made the 36 sts be the pattern/instep sts and the two 18-18 sts the sole of my socks. Worked well.

It's good for the heel that you offer them a visual if they get stumped, but you give full directions here. This needs to be done for the toe cast-ons as well.

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Hi,

Here are my comments for your sock pattern:

First, I truly think, like I said before, that you need to include casting-on directions in your pattern instead of directing your users to a website before they even set one stitch to needles.

Second, I love your lace pattern. It is easy, and unusually stretchy yet warm. But when you say "don't knit the yarnovers from your previous row; just let them drop off the needle" I think you need to specify not to knit the stand-alone yarnovers; the yarnovers that are grouped with the SKop group do get knitted. Or do you truly mean to say K2 in the K st - and drop the yo from the SKOP group?

Third, you likely will have a number of knitters like me who are using old-fashioned sock needles instead of the circulars. In that case you should specify that the stitches need to be distributed 6 on 1st needle, 12 on 2nd needle and 6 on 3rd needle. When you've increased to 72 sts, they need to be distributed on the sock needles 18 - 36 - 18. This way you keep the heel in the same plane as the toe/sole sts. I made the 36 sts be the pattern/instep sts and the two 18-18 sts the sole of my socks. Worked well.

It's good for the heel that you offer them a visual if they get stumped, but you give full directions here. This needs to be done for the toe cast-ons as well.

Hope this helps,
Dot
That definitely helps. I'll work on the pattern some more today
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