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ludicrouslouisa
« on: October 15, 2008 03:35:25 AM »

Well..er..yes, I have knitted socks once before using Silver's sock classes which have excellent step by steps with photos and all. Then I (possibly overambitiously) decided I'd try the extra tall socks found here:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTverytallsocks.html

OK..well, I got the first bit about the casting on and knitting 15 rows of k1p1 ribbing..which is what I am doing right now, but when I look at the next bit, my head starts spinning.

"Work in stockinette st for 92 rounds.
Set-up Rnd: K22, place marker, k46, place marker, k22.
Shaping Rnd: K to 2 sts before first marker, k2tog, k to second marker, slip marker, k2tog, k to end of round.
[Work 3 rnds even. Work Shaping Round.] 3 times. 82 sts rem. (Rnd 106 just worked.)
Work 38 rnds even. (Round 144 just worked.)
[Work Shaping Rnd. Work 1 round even.] 13 times. 56 sts rem. (Rnd 170 just worked.)
Work Shaping Rnd once more. 54 sts rem.
Work 68 rounds even. (Rnd 239 just worked.)"

Ok...so, what exactly are stitch markers?
and when it says work in stockinette for 92 rounds, does it mean I do that BEFORE I start trying to follow all the instructions below or are they the instructions for the 92 rounds? And when it says k22 it means k22 stitches doesn't it, rather than 22 rounds? My head is spinning....
Has anyone knitted this pattern before or one like it? It would be great if  you could help...I like knitting but knitting patterns are so mean!
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008 07:05:58 AM »

First of all, you're not stupid if you come across stuff you've never encountered before.

Stitch markers are pieces of yarn, small rings, paper clips, etc, that go on your needle to mark places in your knitting where you do something - beginning of round, incs, dec, etc. Yes do 92 rounds of stockinette first, this is the leg for the sock. When a pattern says k x or p x, yes it means sts, otherwise it will say rows or rounds. The setup round is just to show where to put the markers that will be used for shaping the foot by making decs. Just follow the instructions step by step and you'll have yourself a sock.
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Riki
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 06:02:39 PM »

sooezq answered your question - I just wanted to say - the only stupid knitter is one that refuses to ask questions!
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soozeq
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008 08:12:31 PM »

Amen to that Riki!
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ludicrouslouisa
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 04:59:55 AM »

um..what does it mean by "work 3 rnds even" and "rnd 106 just worked"
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008 06:25:28 AM »

"3 rnds even" is to work three rounds in the pattern you've got going.  "rnd 106 just worked" means that once you've worked all the rounds it tells you to (the 3 rnds in pattern + shaping round *3) you'll have worked 106 rnds, and be starting 107.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008 12:57:45 PM »

OK...so I'm knitting 3 rounds of stockinette stitch? Or three rounds of stockinette with decreases?
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008 01:49:02 PM »

Three rounds of stockinette.  Then one round with decreases.  Then repeat those four rounds two more times.
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