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« on: January 08, 2008 05:36:16 PM »

I recently finished two pairs of socks in Socks That Rock Lightweight. I seriously love this yarn, i wasn't sure I was going to when I started out, because I'd seen so many socks that pooled, and I'm not a fan of pooling. But these came out perfect, exactly how I like hand-dyed type yarns to look. Both pairs are done on size 1 circulars, in a 3x1 rib.


Fire on the Mountain (my most recently finished pair):

A close-up of the heel:

« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 06:18:46 PM »

those look amazing! i have yet to try socks*im afraid!*
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 07:57:44 PM »

They are so fun to make, I swear you get sucked into the sock-knitting world once you start knitting them!

« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 08:08:03 AM »

I second the getting-sucked-into-sock-knitting comment. The minute you finish turning the heel, it's like topping Mt Everest. (Actually, I'm sure climbing a mountain is far more climactic, but still turning a perfect heel is awesome.) Shannon, I'm so envious of your sock blockers.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 08:12:12 PM »

They look amazing! I love the second pair, what pretty colours :3

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008 02:05:06 AM »

first of all, awesome socks!  and what patience to finish 4!  what pattern did you use?  the only pattern i have uses the sl 1, k1 "rib" in the heel.  can you just carry the pattern stitch down to the bottom of the foot triangle?  I don't usually mess with the sock formula but now I'm feeling brave!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008 08:00:17 AM »

love the sock blockers (where did you get them?!), love the socks, and most of all, love josh groban. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008 08:26:11 PM »

akneedler: For the pattern, I cast on 64 stitches, and did 3x1 ribbing up to the heel. Then, instead of a stockinette or slip-stitch heel, I just kept up the 3x1 ribbing down the flap, and then turned the heel like normal. Then I just continued the 3x1 ribbing on the top half of the stitches for the rest of the foot, up to the toe. I love how it looks, but it started to get a little old by the fourth sock! Cheesy

flyingmouse29: I got the sock blockers on eBay from the user Chappywoman. She has tons of different designs, and the blockers themselves are really sturdy. And awesome, another Josh Groban fan! (He's playing on my computer right now!)

« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2008 11:17:57 AM »

the socks are gorgeous! I love them Smiley I should really get over my fear of knitting socks and just try! I love your avatar as well. Josh Groban is so cute Wink

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