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« on: February 28, 2008 02:53:27 PM »

This is my very first sock but I promise you it won't be my last. I used really awesome stretchy, soft, non-itchy, self striping wool yarn and size 2 dpns. I used the pattern for the Campfire Socks from Cidermoon (http://www.cidermoon.com/CM0120.pdf) and let me tell you, easiest pattern ever. Really well written, I would recommend this sock pattern for anyone starting their first socks.

My gauge was a little off (I used needles 2 sizes smaller than recommended) so I decided instead of making a gauge swatch (like a normal person) I would just knit it in a size larger than what I need. So I started out with the "women's" size and then got down to the heel, knit the heel, saw it was too small and ripped it back to the beginning of the heel. Since it was so small I decided to skip the "men's" size and go straight to "bigfoot." It fits perfectly and I am officially a bigfoot. It's awesome. OK! On to the pictures!



I modified it to be a shorty sock but next time will try a taller leg:


And a close up of the pattern (mistake rib) and the stripes:


Comments welcome, tell me what you think Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008 02:57:19 PM »

nice work!  what yarn did you use?  i like those colors & the stripes.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008 03:12:35 PM »

schweet socks!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008 03:17:47 PM »

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 03:22:06 PM »

nice work!  what yarn did you use?  i like those colors & the stripes.

I used Lifestyle by Zitron, colorway "raincloud" and here's the ravelry link:
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/zitron-lifestyle

I love the way it works up, no splitting, not too stiff, super soft and machine washable, my goodess!! A trifecta of reasons to use this yarn!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008 08:46:11 PM »

trifecta

I LOVE THAT WORD!

These socks are so cute. I've been looking for an easy beginner sock pattern... I think I might use this one. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008 03:19:04 PM »

Love the yarn you used. They turned out great.
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