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Chantelle
« on: November 07, 2008 08:13:30 AM »

Hello,

I am living in a country which happily is abundantly supplied with locally-grown and handspun, dyed, etc. yarn, and where when you go for a walk in the afternoon, there are groups of women knitting outside their homes. However, there are no dpn's or circulars to be found, and even regular knitting needles are harder to find, and I really want to knit up some socks.

Does anyone know of a good, free 2-needle sock pattern? I don't want anything too fancy, since my knitting skills are not perfect, but just something to keep me busy during the cold winter that suddenly arrived yesterday.

Thanks for any help you can give!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008 09:12:42 AM »

There is one on Knitty, just click here.

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008 09:21:41 AM »

What country are you in?  Knitopia?  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008 09:36:59 AM »

Umm, I looked on knitty, so I'm not sure how I missed that one!
Thanks, knitting_girl!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008 09:44:49 AM »

What country are you in?  Knitopia?  Cheesy

Haha, I'm actually in Bulgaria. Knitting here is really out of necessity and tradition rather than for pleasure or to have a beautiful end product. But it is nice to be surrounded by knitting. Until the last couple weeks, the only yarn available`was real coarse and thick, which the village women use to make these really intricate stocking/legwarmer things. But now on market days there's a much greater variety of yarns. Also, there's no such thing as a knitting pattern or book in Bulgaria that I've seen. I watched a friend knit an entire sweater without even pausing to think about the next step. They learn how to knit certain items and patterns from their mothers and grandmothers during the long winter evenings, so all patterns are memorized. It's actually really a beautiful knitting culture they have.

Sorry, that probably wasn't that interesting!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008 10:32:40 AM »

You couldn't be more wrong, I think it's absolutely fascinating!!  Maybe I'll take a holiday in Bulgaria one day.  Do many people there speak English?
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008 01:03:06 AM »

Actually, almost no one outside the big cities or hotels, but often someone will speak English at bus and train stations. You should come; it's a beautiful country with lots of knitting history, but I'd recommend learning the Cyrillic alphabet first! Smiley
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