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« on: April 13, 2010 02:58:10 PM »

Maybe I'm the only one, and maybe I'm not, but is there anyone else that would be interested in a Cookie A KAL? 

Cookie A is the designer behind popular Knitty sock patterns such as Monkey, Pomatomus, and a semi-new book of sock knitting + sock designing how-to, Sock Innovation.  (I just found out there's a new book due out this spring, too!)

I think this KAL would be perfect for spring-summer knitting and there's enough variety that it could be really fun! Anyone else interested?
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010 06:19:28 PM »

I am!  I just got some fab sock yarn and would love to try my hand at a pair of monkey socks.  I'm still working on Xmas sock knitting, but I'll probably be ready to start on this in late May / early June.  Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010 02:11:19 PM »

I'm halfway through a pair of no-purl Monkeys right now so I'd play along!
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010 01:32:20 PM »

I cast on my Monkey socks last night!  Used the lovely yarn I claimed from lapoli in STS. 




I'm through the ribbing and completed one repeat: 



I decided to use size 1 needles instead of the size 2s that the pattern specified.  I like my socks to conform to the foot, and with a CO of 64 stitches, I thought they'd be too slouchy.   I hope that wasn't a mistake!  Thoughts? 

Having fun so far!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010 01:42:48 PM »

I've made the Monkeys a couple of times and found them a little slouchy.. I think your plan to go down a needle size is a great idea!

I've been bored and searching for something to cast on.  Maybe I should really get on this KAL. Smiley 

Kai-Mei has been calling my name for a long time.. It's time to get started!

(Thanks for the kick in the rear, ORB!)
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010 01:54:16 PM »

Kai-Mei has been calling my name for a long time.. It's time to get started!


Fancy!  Those look...complicated!  Are they top-down?
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010 01:58:51 PM »

Yes! I don't think they'll be too bad.  The cuff to the heel is all ribbing.  It only gets interesting after the gussets.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010 07:15:59 AM »

Okay, I've started on my Kai-Meis last night:



I'm about 2/3rds finished with the leg and I'll be able to move onto the more interesting parts hopefully this afternoon. 

So far, though, it's a nice and quick knit.  The 3x3 rib is much faster than 2x2 and definitely much faster than 1x1.  I think I may use it more often because I like the way it looks. 

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010 07:51:38 AM »

Pretty yarn!  What are you using?
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010 10:49:46 AM »

It's Knit Picks Stroll.  It met all the qualifications when I went stash diving last night--mostly solid color, already wound and ready to go.

I'm now shaping the gussets and it's starting to feel dirty.  The design warps around the foot by decreasing for the gusset on the top of the foot, rather than on the side.  At the moment, it's feeling awkward but I hope it works out.

How are the Monkeys going? Are you enjoying the pattern?
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