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« on: March 13, 2007 07:39:14 PM »

Knitty:


Here's the pattern
http://www.knitty.com/issuefall06/PATTcablenet.html

and I really hunger for it, and I have the yarn and everything... but I've never knitted socks before Cheesy I tend to want to go for something not-too-easy for first attempts, because otherwise I get bored and never pick it up again...

But I'm a bit insecure, both about socks and about parts of knitting I haven't run into before. So does anyone want join in some trial and horror? Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007 08:08:16 PM »

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"Trial and horror"...
Hehehehe...that's awesome. Sounds like the way I start most of my creative endeavors Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007 03:45:16 PM »

So five months later, I started... Wink



You can't see the cables properly, which is a bit annoying... I'm using too large needles for them to tense up and behave. Maybe they'll get better or maybe blocking will make it show.

But it's an interesting pattern, first time I've done something like this. And first time reading a graph Grin

I'm only six rows into the actual cables, the rest is ribbing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008 03:30:41 PM »

It's been 6 months, how's it going? 
I started these this past weekend and boy-o do they give me hand cramps!
I like the way the cables are done:)
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 03:45:53 AM »

I got disheartened and started doing something else, because the cables barely show up on my multi-colored yarn... lovely yarn, not the best use for it Sad
Hopefully I'll get around to doing this project with some hand-dyed merino instead Cheesy

You got any pictures to show, to give me a push? Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008 07:44:43 AM »

Well I've only gotten through 18rows and I'm feeling the same way.  Maybe frog and go for lace.  I'm gonna give it at least another 18though to see if the larger pattern starts looking like something.  I shoulda picked a simple off-white or something:/
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008 04:10:22 AM »

Yours look very cosy Smiley The cables show up better on yours than on mine, but a firmer yarn would probably have it show up even more. I tend to love soft yarns, and the 3d-patterns never show up as well as I'd like  Undecided
Yours is a bit multicolored too, isn't it, or is that just the photo?
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008 08:36:30 AM »

I've been really interested in these socks, too.  However, I'm a crazy-loose knitter apparently.  I'm currently knitting a pair of socks with 2mm needles, Paton's Sox yarn, and 48 stitches!  I tried to cast on for, um, I forget.  Another Knitty pattern, and it was waaay too big.  So things that require a certain number of stitches make me nervous.  I suppose I could always start and see. 

I also prefer to knit socks from the toe up... I imagine I could do that with these socks, so maybe I'll give it a go.   I'll just finish up this other pink sock here and get back to you... 
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008 10:40:20 PM »

I've been really interested in these socks, too.  However, I'm a crazy-loose knitter apparently.  I'm currently knitting a pair of socks with 2mm needles, Paton's Sox yarn, and 48 stitches!  I tried to cast on for, um, I forget.  Another Knitty pattern, and it was waaay too big.  So things that require a certain number of stitches make me nervous.  I suppose I could always start and see. 

I also prefer to knit socks from the toe up... I imagine I could do that with these socks, so maybe I'll give it a go.   I'll just finish up this other pink sock here and get back to you... 

The pattern has nice instructions for adapting the gauge so knit a swatch and do some math?

I cast on today out of boredom. Since itty bitty needles aren't my thing, and my feet are freakin' huge, I'm working with a light worsted on size 4s (and making size B). I'm making a few changes other than gauge too, namely making them shorter so I don't have to figure out how to alter them for larger legs. I worked a tubular cast on and 3 ribbing rows for a total of 7 rows of rib and plan on 2 repeats of the cable pattern for the leg before diving into the heel. Which heel I do will depend on how I feel about the cables when I get there.  Grin

Assuming I finish it and it fits I'll make the mate and have some squishy socks for lounging around the house in at least.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 05:11:59 PM »

Okay, here I go!  I finished up my pink socks this afternoon and tonight I cast on for cablenet in a bright electric lime green.  Bernat Sox.  Fantastic colour for spring.  I'm knitting the smallest size.  I'm glad Tephra pointed out the info in the pattern about guage and subbing.  I love it when patterns do that!  I'm still a bit nervous about knitting math... I have trouble trusting that it will actually work out.  I'll see in this case.  I sure hope it works!

I'm also plunging in fearlessly, knitting these as my first top-down socks (other than a pair of slipper socks I made for a swap a couple of years ago), and my first swing at DPNs for socks, as well.  I did a long-tail cast on and I've got 8 rounds of ribbing done.  I'd love to do more tonight, but the kids have been mighty sick and I'm beat... so I'll give it another kick at the can tomorrow.  I'm excited to try the cables.  I read the how-to's, but I'm one who must do to understand.
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