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Topic: Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks  (Read 27422 times)
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« on: March 09, 2007 12:17:19 PM »

http://www.interweave.com/images/imagesknit/img_knit_backissue/toc_spr07/entreloc_socks1.jpg
Anybody started these yet? I'm new to entrelac, so I'm pretty excited. I am working through the tutorial in the Spring Interweave Knits that comes before the pattern.
I am also doing the KAL: www.entrelacsocks.blogspot.com

I finished the entrelac on straight needles swatch and I'm going to work the one in the round this afternoon and then start the socks either tonight or tomorrow. I am going to Brietenbush Hot Springs on sunday too, so I think I will be sitting on the porch in the woods knitting up some entrelac socks between soaking.

I definitely cannot afford the koigu yarn, so I got some fingering wool from a local place here. I saw a woman online who had posted pictures of the first couple inches she had and they looked great. She was using knitpicks gloss, which I think was a good choice.

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007 12:33:25 PM »

i am drooling over the thought of your vintage yarn find. i can't wait to see the final product!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007 01:24:29 PM »

I got hooked on entrelac with Lady E. Then I saw these and I WANT!!!! I agree the yarn is pricey so I'm searching for a sub that also comes in the colors I want.

I'll join in when I have the yarn in hand!
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007 04:46:26 PM »

I dream of these socks...  maybe someday.  Cry
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007 05:07:57 PM »

I have the yarn (a couple of different brands), I have the motivation, but I also already have upwards of a dozen WIPs. I have vowed to finish at least 3 of those WIPs before I start anything else, no matter how small (like, for example, an entrelac swatch that would double as an iPod case) or how gorgeously clever.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007 05:46:20 PM »

*pout*

I have yet to receive my Spring issue of IK! I've been visiting and revisiting the IK website simply to drool over those gorgeous socks...

I want!!! [insert juvenile tantrum here]

As soon as I get my issue, I should be joining this kal. Hopefully, you girls won't be done with the socks already by then  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2007 09:16:26 AM »

I just cast these on last night. Not that I got too far, but I just had to jump in there. I used the knitty magic cast on, rather than the middle east cast on, cause I didn't find a nice tutorial for it till today. I guess the MECO is also called "Figure 8". Hello yarn has a great tutorial for that if anyone needs it.


fragolina_piccolina: i seriously doubt we will be done by the time you get your mag!! that sucks. i have a couple of friends who are still waiting on theirs too.

juniperl: I know. These socks have been a major motivating factor in my life. They got me to finish 3 projects that have been sitting around forever because I wanted to knit them with a clear-project heart! LOL. You are a fab knitter and I would love to see what you come up with if you ever decide to do it though!

disco: sounds great! lemme know what you pick. i know a woman in texas that wants to join, but she's scared of using wool cause she thinks it'll be too hot. she was looking around for a plant fiber substitute but hasn't found anything really affordable. most people i know are doing them in palette (knitpicks) i guess.

knattyknits: omg. seriously. i can't believe that place just has all that wonderful old virgin wool sitting around. there is a bunch of "2-ply" yarn, which I think is a lacy weight and I think I may go get some spools of that later and make a pretty shawl. I think that yarn needs to be turned into beautiful things instead of sitting in a corner as a remnant of the 60's. hehe
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007 02:06:33 PM »

I really want to make these socks, I just have to order the yarn.  Any good recomendations besides the koigu?
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2007 03:04:29 PM »

I really want to make these socks, I just have to order the yarn.  Any good recomendations besides the koigu?

I think it sort of depends on what you're looking for. Do you want something that doesn't cost as much?
Knitpicks Gloss ($25 dollars worth, merino wool and silk) and Palette ($10 dollars worth, peruvian wool)are two options that I've seen people using.
One of the women in the KAL is using some yarn from Fearless Fibers which is a local place here in Oregon.

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2007 04:04:37 PM »

i started these with some stash yarn on size 2s because i wear a size 11 shoe and i figured it would help make the sock bigger, well it made the sock way too big, i need to get some yarn and work the socks on size 1's
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