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danielleknitshats
« on: February 29, 2004 05:54:50 PM »

http://home.nyc.rr.com/dfriedland/dknitty/daves_golf_sock.jpg

I found out that my cousin Lynne was throwing her husband Dave a surprise 40th birthday party and, having decided that I would REALLY try to make all of my gifts from now on, I endeavored to knit his gift. I thought, "what can I knit the man who has everything? What does my cousin like?" I've known Dave my whole life but I really don't know that much about him. "OK," I thought. "Dave is management at a roofing company, likes to do his own home enhancements (he built his deck, I think), refuses to eat leftovers, and golfs so much he got carpal tunnel from it." Well, I wasn't going to knit him a hat so I found a pattern for one of those golf club sock covers that I've mocked in the past.

It was quite easy- knit flat, you rib for a while, then you increase, work even, then decrease until you bind off. Stitch up the edges and voila. The two patterns I found included vague instructions for knitting some duplicate stitch numbers. I had no idea what those numbers stood for so I asked my golf-loving boss who told me but then I totally forgot what he said. I called Lynne and asked her to sneak a look at his golf bag to see if he had any covers with numbers. As he didn't, and as I had never done a duplicate stitch before, I chose the numero uno.

I used a skein of black Lopi yarn which I had originally bought to make a hat for my sister-in-law but it was too damn scratchy to be next to naked skin. In the future, I won't bother using 100% wool for something that doesn't need to be kept warm. A skein of $2 acrylic will do just fine. For a few rows, I added some leftover grey worsted weight yarn to the Lopi (rather than do a true stripe because it was too skinny compared to the Lopi).

Here is the pattern I used (http://www.yarnforward.com/golfclub.html) and here is another pattern that I didn't (http://www.mkdesigner.com/golf_covers.html. Neither had photos but at least the former was easier to understand. The latter was written out too confusingly. You'll see when you read the pattern.

Dave really liked it.
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Bex
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2004 07:16:32 PM »

What a great idea!  As a girlie golfer, I am so ready for the season to start...I may just have enough time to get a set for myself. Grin
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