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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2007 11:02:08 AM »

I haven't started yet (still have to do the math for the size!), but I've looked at the pattern and  don't think the shortrows would have to be any different.

What yarn is everyone using (if you've already bought it)?  I got some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Jeans:


It takes me forever to wind it into balls because I'm lazy.
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2007 05:17:09 PM »

I just did the toe and then worked the short rows exactly how it said for the leg. I'm at the heel now and it doesn't seem to be a problem at all, but only time will tell!
I like making these socks so much that I may make another pair in a better color. The more I work with the yarn the more I don't mind the color too. It's a really fun pattern and easy once you get the hang of it (I had an hour and a half train ride and I finished a pattern repeat and the short row heel). I can't wait to see how other people's go!
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2007 08:59:57 PM »

Oh, good, I'm so glad these will work toe-up! Must get yarn!
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2007 08:33:53 PM »

I'll be coming back to this once my brain and stack of WIPs have cleared up a bit...I really like these socks.  It's awesome to see people doing them toe-up, that works so much better for me and my limited supply of sock yarn...got a couple skeins of Fortissima Colori Socka Color hanging about.
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2007 10:13:36 PM »

I am having one heck of time with this pattern. I am a fairly advanced knitter, but this pattern has me stumped! I can't even get started on the first short row. Does anyone have any pointers that will help me out?

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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2007 10:25:39 PM »

Are you on Ravelry?  I know there's a discussion about it there in the Patterns forum.

I haven't started knitting yet, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007 12:38:42 PM »

I started these over the weekend, toe up, and have a couple of inches done but 60 stitches is too big for me. I've emailed the pattern author to ask if any other number will work. I hope so, because I hate baggy socks.  Smiley I'm using Sock Landscapes from Knitpicks (apparently discontinued) in the color Yukon which is blues and gray.
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2007 01:42:51 PM »

mmdm,
What size needle are you using? I have some old Magic Stripes that I think might work for this. I should be ready to start in a few days.
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2007 01:51:10 PM »

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What size needle are you using? I have some old Magic Stripes that I think might work for this. I should be ready to start in a few days.


I'm using size 1s. I'm even using my horrible metal double points because they are slightly smaller than my beloved size 1 Addi Turbo circulars, but they're still too big.
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2007 09:31:41 AM »

http://www.magknits.com/Oct07/patterns/rainbow.htm

I love these socks and have to make some!  Only because I am stubborn, I'm knitting them toe-up and trying to size them up to fit a men's size 11.  It's going to take me awhile to do the math before I start knitting, but I'd love some company.

I've read on Ravelry the pattern's kind of challenging, so join up and let's do it together!

Cool!  I didn't realize there was a KAL going on for these! I'm about halfway done with the first sock. I'm doing it toe-up too because, well, that's how I usually do my socks  Grin I've got a pic on my blog and I'll post it here too when I get a chance later tonight.

I'm using a regia yarn that's mostly white with stripes of other colors. The stripe is only about 1 row long, which looks pretty neat going at the zig zag.

I don't think it's a hard pattern, a little fussy maybe for the first few short rows (when you're short-rowing less than 12 or so stitches), but that doesn't last too long.
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