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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010 04:14:04 PM »

Oh my gosh I love these! Unfortunately my only ever sock attempt came out sized for an elephant...Which is a lie really since I don't think elephants have ankles like people have ankles. But still they were huge.

DizMissLiz, that's how my first socks came out too! The pattern called for size US 3 needles, and they were huge. Now, I use size US 1 for the feet, and they come out perfectly. Being able to try the socks on as you go to ensure a perfect fit is one of the things that I like the most about working socks from the toe upward.

A gal on Rav asked me if she could use glow-in-the dark DK or worsted weight yarn instead of fingering to make these socks for her hubby, and I told her that she may be able to use the smaller chart since she'd be using thicker yarn. (I've got charts for 56, 60, and 74 stitches.) If she knits a 56 or 60 stitch tube and it fits him, then she can go for it!

So, once you get a needle/stitch count combo that works for you, you can apply any fair isle or lace pattern repeat that fits within your number of total stitches on to a sock. Well, that was probably more abstract sock theory than you asked for, but I hope that it helps you give socks a second chance!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010 12:01:50 PM »

THESE...ARE...AMAZI NG!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!! I'm dying by the sheer power of their awesome. When your brother's out on the Game Grid, he'll be safe from SARC and the MCP because they'll never know he's a User! They'll keep his toeses warm on the Solar Sailer! Anyway, the instarsia is amazing. Definitely wonderful styling, and incredibly well done.
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