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« on: July 15, 2007 04:47:18 PM »

I decided my first full pair of socks was going to be something interesting, so I chose http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/aransocks.htm.  I changed the pattern a little bit...I continued the cable to the toe, and moved the decreases to inside the cables on the top of the sock.

I also used Caron simply soft, rather than proper sock yarn. But I decided when I fouled these up royally, I wanted something I wouldn't cry over when I got really mad and threw 'em in the trash (did I mention I have a very short fuse? Cool ) Then I blasted ran out of yarn on the last sock, so I used the next closest matching color - a dark purple  Lips sealed Too little sock left to justify going out and buying more yarn, especially since I'm trying to stashbust!

Oh, and when I got the second one done, it was way too small, so I cut the toe, unravled back a full day's worth of work, and re did it, adding extra knit rows between the decreases. so the second one has a really pointed toe when it's off, but it fits, and I'm not going to complain  Grin.

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Pair!


Single, closeup of cables at toes


Closeup of the aran braid

Yes, this IS the best my camera will do...Sorry for the crummy pictures.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007 06:45:56 PM »

Cute!  I have not yet braved sock-world.  I do love Caron's Simply Soft!  Currently making my daughter a modular knitted afghan for her bed in Brights pink, lime and purple.  Don't worry about the toe, it can always be hidden in your shoes!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007 07:33:59 PM »

Exactly what I told the husband Cheesy

Socks are super-easy, really! It's like a sleeve, with some funny rows. And most patterns have the short rows well explained Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007 11:01:05 PM »

Socks are super-easy, really! It's like a sleeve, with some funny rows. And most patterns have the short rows well explained Smiley

I love your description of socks.  It certainly makes it less intimidating  Grin  (And I need that -- I've been knitting for more than 3 years and still haven't attempted socks.)  The pair that you made looks great!  Just curious though -- do the cables make them uncomfortable to wear?  I'd imagine that they'd be a little bumpy.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007 08:22:43 AM »

Nice improvisation!  They turned out beautifully, and I am sure they will be just as warm and comfy no matter what color the toe is. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007 05:11:25 PM »

Spaghetti - the cables don't interfere at all! It just makes that part slightly squooshy-ier. I wore them today with my hightop sneakers to the "big city", and it was 90+ degrees ( farenheit) and it wasn't too hot, or uncomfortable, or too sweaty (my main concern using acryllic yarn - no absorbancy).

Thanks radioactiv! I'm thinking of making another pair with a similar color sceme - it looks surprisingly good in real life...
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