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dancingbarefoot
« on: July 23, 2006 01:04:22 AM »

My first machine-knit sock!  Grin

size 10 (US) woman's sock:


in action:


I didn't do the second one yet, but I'm just so excited! I thought it would be difficult, but it's not at all. I used the Penny Sock pattern at Dimity's (no direct link, unfortunately, but it's easy to find). It's a toe-up sock that's seamless up until the ribbing starts. I love it! Now I'm going to have to make a ton of these for myself and for gifts.  Cheesy

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kitty824
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006 08:13:23 PM »

machine knitting is very intriguing -- but from the little I've read, it seems terribly complicated.  very impressive that you made a sock that way!  and p.s. I'm so obsessed with those colors!  beautiful!
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dancingbarefoot
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006 08:58:53 PM »

Thanks! The yarn is DBG Confetti, which is a Regia sock yarn knock-off. Pretty good patterning for the price.

Machine knitting has a steep learning curve, but it's not all that complicated. Quite different from hand knitting, but still very enjoyable.  200 needles to play around with instead of 2.  Grin
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jessbaby
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006 06:20:45 PM »

Super cute!   Cheesy 

Which machine do you use?  I have an old SK 740 and ribber (I think that's the number), but I can't imagine trying socks on it.  Eek!
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dancingbarefoot
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006 11:00:03 PM »

Thanks! I made the second one this morning, and now I'm really feeling like I have the method down pat. More socky goodness on the horizon!

I made it on my Brother KH-860, which is a punchcard machine. Older than I am, but still running strong. You could do socks from this pattern on any double-bed machine that can do short rowing (so, pretty much any one). You should try it. Smiley
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