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Topic: Jesse's sox, to frog or not to frog??  (Read 1349 times)
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« on: March 05, 2007 09:09:05 AM »

Hello friends!!

I am currently in the process of making some sox for my DH.  I'm pretty much winging it, using a toe-up design with a cable motif in the middle and some cables on the side.  This is the question;  Should I start the front of the sock in purl background, or leave it how it starts in stockinette and then goes to purl background for the motif?   My DH says he doesn't mind that there is such an obvious line where the stockinette stitches go into the purl/motif pattern, but it's kinda bugging me...What do ya'll think?

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and a truer picture of the colorway, the yarn is trekking, needle size 1:


comments/criticisms much appreciated!  Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007 09:22:54 AM »

I'm not sure I understand your question, but I think you're asking if the cables should extend to the tip of the toe. If the DH doesn't care, keep on keeping on. The toe will be inside the shoe he's wearing, so nobody will see it.
I guess things to consider would be the comfort for the wearer and the durability.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007 09:28:22 AM »

Oh, sorry.  Clarification of the question:  Should the purl background go all the way to the toe?  I don't like the distinct line of knit/purl right where the motif starts.  I would start the motif there again regardless. 

Thanks for the feedback, cupcake-girl!
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007 10:40:05 AM »

My vote is not to frog it.....the line will be less noticeable once the sock is worn...and doesn't look unusual to my eye.  It looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 11:57:06 AM »

Thanks for the input Sharonan, I think you're probably right.  I hadn't thought about what it would look like after it was worn/blocked.  Not that I usually block sox.  I am WAY too lazy to do that!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007 12:07:24 PM »

My vote is not to frog it.....the line will be less noticeable once the sock is worn...and doesn't look unusual to my eye.  It looks great!

I agree. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007 12:18:57 PM »

Thanks for all the input guys!  I'm relieved that I'm the only one (so far) that thinks they look weird.  I really shouldn't take sox too seriously.  He's pretty excited for them, as they are the first ones I've made for him.  I think that I'll probably keep going. 

Thanks for the reassurance, I'll post pics when they're finished.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007 03:12:11 PM »

I think blocking will do wonders (as will being stretched out when it's worn).
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007 04:58:03 PM »

I think it will look fine the way it is... store bought socks have a line at the toe, so why shouldn't yours?  Love the cables on the socks!
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007 05:20:20 PM »

If this is the first sock, you can try making the next one with the purled toe and compare. Smiley  Course, I don't mind slightly mis-matched socks. 

I really like your motifs, by the way. Smiley  Any chance you'll share or sell the pattern after you're done?  Grin
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