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boogiedu
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009 10:20:29 AM »

your sock looks great.
now, before we go any futher i would suggest
that you pull up a loop so that no stitches will
come undone and try the sock on to make sure it fits.
if it's too tight you'll need to go back and adjust your stitches.
i'll check back shortly.
btw i like the color you chose.
i did mine in a medium to dark brown so they
wouldn't  show how dirty my floors can get. lol
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009 10:25:28 AM »

Lol, thanks, I actually picked this color so they wouldnt show too much dirt either, and I have several white-ish dogs so the hair on the floor would blend in.

It does fit, but its a little snug. I think if by the end its still too snug I'll probably give them to my mom who has smaller feet, and then adjust my pattern accordingly. I think next time instead of decreasing to 16 sc, I should only decrease to 18...?
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009 11:30:59 AM »

i decreased mine to only 18 because i have swollen legs and feet.

now, here we go with the heel turning.
i did mine different so that the edges would be smoother.


Heel turning:
Row 1 Work 3 sc, dec 1 sc, work 3 sc-7 sc.

work as written


Row 2 Work 2 sc, dec 1 sc, work 2 sc, turn.

if you do this you're only working 6 stitches when
you have 7 on the row so this is what i did.
work 2 sc, work the next two together [ decrease],
go back in the last sc [#4] [the last part of the  decrease you just did]
and pull up a loop, insert hook into stitch #5 and pull up a loop,
[3 loops on hook], yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
you are using part of the first decrease to make your second decrease.
this will give you 6 stitches with none left over.



Row 3 Work 2 sc, dec 1 sc, work 1 sc, turn.

i made two decreases here, working #2and 3 together, then #4 and 5 together which gives you 4 stitches. that's what you need for row 4.


Row 4 Work 1 sc, dec 1 sc, work 1 sc.

work as written.


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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2009 12:10:56 PM »

Wow, that was great...I totally understood it.

Heres a pic of what I have now.


I think, if I understand the next step...(from the way I'm holding this in the pic) I'll going to the right 3 sc, and the up (towards the cuff) alongside the heel flap 6 sc, then across 8 sc (along what was my 8 stitches of my 16), and then down 6 sc alongside the heel flap back to where I started my orginal 3sc. That whole row is 23 sc, I get that, then a couple decreasing rows until I have decreased to 15 stitches (from my 23). Then I sc in rounds until I get to 2 inches shorter than the length of my foot. Correct?

If that all is right I think I can get that far no problem, I should be okay with that until I get to shaping the toe, and I might even be okay with that. Let me know if I've got this one figured out!

Thanks so much again! TTYS!
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009 03:10:33 PM »

yep, you got it.
in order to keep from having holes where the
side of the heel flap meets the instep i always put
a stitch in the same stitch of my first row of the heel flap,
then go around and do the same on the other side.
it really doesn't matter if you have an extra stitch or two
[no one will ever know and i'll never tell]
in order to make it fit if you need to you don't need
to decrease all the way down to 15. try it on to make sure
[i decreased to 17 so it wouldn't be too tight on my foot]
you can decrease the extra stitches at the toe.
good luck
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2009 05:01:23 PM »

I just got back from my moms where i had to hem my nieces halloween costume (shes the only 3 year old girl i've ever known who wanted to be a ninja turtle).

Anyways, I did my decreasing down to 15 stitches, and now need to start my rounds to get within 2 inches of the length of my foot. If I dont get to it tonight I'll do it tomorrow, and then let you know if I need help finishing the toe. Thank you so much for your help so far! I dont think I could have figured out the heel part alone.

I'll post pics tomorrow!
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2009 05:35:36 AM »

Whoo hoo!

I finished last night, made it through no problem. Thank you SO much for you help, I really appreciate it!




I think it came out pretty good for a first try!

Heres a thought, let me know what you think. Obviously when I make the next pair I would do a few things differently as I said before to have a slightly better fit. Do you think this would be doable with 2 strands of yarn? Would it make it less hole-y? Or would you use a smaller needle and tighter stitches, but use more stitches to make it fit???
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2009 07:13:19 AM »

Whoo hoo!

I finished last night, made it through no problem. Thank you SO much for you help, I really appreciate it!

I think it came out pretty good for a first try!

Heres a thought, let me know what you think. Obviously when I make the next pair I would do a few things differently as I said before to have a slightly better fit. Do you think this would be doable with 2 strands of yarn? Would it make it less hole-y? Or would you use a smaller needle and tighter stitches, but use more stitches to make it fit???

 Shocked they look terrific!
yes, you can do them with two strands.
to tell the truth the first pair i ever made of these i did
with only one strand of worsted weight with the N hook.
they turned out on the holey side but still worked fine and
i still wear them and they seem to have a thermal quality.  

i have found that tighter stitches still give you holes,
granted the holes are smaller but there are also more of them.
whatever you're making is stiffer also [i usually don't like that]

the best way i have found to control the holey look is to work
through the front loop only. i do this quite often when i am making
any item in single crochet.

so, my advice is to work with two strands
of worsted weight and work through the front loop only [flo] to minimize the holes.
this is for working in the round, of course.

washing also helps as the yarn relaxes and expands a tiny bit.

and alway try the sock on as you go so you can check on how they look and feel.



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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2009 03:26:41 PM »

I've been trying to write back all day, but craftster has been a bit wonky and the post/reply button wouldnt work!

Anyways, thank you so much for all your help. I couldnt have done the heel without you!

I started sock number 2 today...I hope it comes out close to sock number 1!
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2009 05:19:30 PM »

glad i could help.
good luck with your future socks and other projects.
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