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Topic: Looking for an Over-the-Knee/Tall Stocking pattern  (Read 686 times)
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« on: March 03, 2009 12:13:59 PM »

Hey all,
I'm just looking for a really basic pattern for that type. I really like illusion knitting and want to make a DNA strand (I'm a bio major/dork, haha) running up either the sides or the back of the stockings, but can't find anything that is simple enough for me to modify it. Aka, I have no idea what type of yarn I should use (DK or sport, maybe?) nor how many skeins of it I want. Haha.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009 12:31:17 PM »

Why don't you just take a basic, dk or sport weight sock recipe and modify it so that the leg is longer? I really like the basic pattern in Vogue Knitting:  The Ultimate Sock Book, but I think that the "universal" patterns are for lighter weight yarns which may be better depending on how detailed your DNA pattern gets. Smiley  Or, I know some searching online will net you some worsted weight sock patterns (I found one recently on Canadian Living and on the Bernat website) and you can make the leg as long as you need it.

Good luck and be sure to post pictures once you're done!

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009 05:45:58 PM »

There is a roll top pattern at Lionbrand.com
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 06:08:34 PM »

Try these http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTclessidra.html or http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTverytallsocks.html

You could adapt either one to your needs I think, although the cable on the clessidra isn't really dna-like but you could substitute a different cable. The Very Tall Socks could be the basic pattern that you could use if you are doing illusion knitting.

Good luck with whatever you make! :-D
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009 10:30:44 AM »

Hahaha thanks for all the stuff, guys!
I think my issue is that I rely entirely on ravelry (which isn't a bad thing, btw) and get overwhelmed with all the fancy socks and just can't seem to find a basic sock "recipe", which you guys have helped me with a LOT! So thanks! Hopefully I'll be posting the finished project sooner or later, haha.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009 04:52:28 PM »

I'd recommend to you Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch -this is a very user friendly manual for sock knitting.This book contains a huge amount of information the basics and so much more. Good luck.
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