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« on: December 28, 2010 03:14:51 PM »


Sometimes I like to turn the cuff of my socks over my boots… but then there’s a draft entering direct to my bare feet. With this double cuffed sock, no problem.


The foot is single knit and the double leg starts right above the ankle. And it is very comfortable!


It is a toe-up sock.  I used 2mm circs for the foot and inner leg, and 3mm circs for the outer leg.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010 03:48:45 PM »

I think that is quite brilliant!! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010 04:07:27 PM »

Very nice design!  The colors are also good for a lot of outfits!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010 08:44:13 PM »

I love them! I also noticed your needles are long! How is that working, keeping the loop pulled out in the back?
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010 07:16:35 AM »

Soorawn--each year I buy sock yarn to make my first pair of socks, but then I give up and use the yarn for something else...

I really love these so I bought sock yarn yesterday...2011 is going to be the year I make real socks! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010 11:34:25 AM »

You're going to love it!  I don't want to buy socks anymore.  By the way, I am going to publish the pattern in Ravelry (for free).  But I'll work on that after the weekend.  I am trying to finish something first!  Or I'll have to count the clone hats and the fruit & nut scones I learned to make in spring!

I intend to explain the process fully, so maybe you'll want to try these.  After all, the bit that is different from conventional socks is in a place that doesn't interfere with the usual sock techniques.

KL, I really like working with circular needles.  I have learnt to use double pointed ones, and I like them, but I really prefer circs.  The loop isn't a problem, especially when I am making socks.  I just do half the stitches in one round, then the other half.  This way I don't even need to use the magic loop technique.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010 11:37:55 AM »

Soorawn--I need to friend you on ravelry!  I bet they will be a hit there!  I am still alwaysinmyroom in any site I am in... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010 11:54:05 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010 01:01:51 PM »

Thanks!  I signed up just to get patterns but now I am in a group there and it is nice to see some familiar people!  I am really shy until I get comfortable with a site and its members..
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010 08:20:57 PM »

I don't know about the majic loop technique. Anyone want to explain?
I like circs better than dpn's, but right now they're working for me. It's the first time I've used them ever, and they really slow me down!
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010 11:03:16 PM »

What a great idea! I'll be keeping an eye out for the pattern Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010 11:52:44 PM »

the magic loop technique:

you've got a pair of circs.  They are too big for what you want to do.  What you do is divide the stitches in three sections:  a few on the right hand needle, some on the left one, and some in the middle of the cable.  The rest of the cable you pull it out at the sides of the middle section, creating a loop on each side with it, and this allows you to work in a similar context as if it were three dpns, only more flexible.  This way you can work on circs as small a circumference as you want.
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2010 08:45:25 AM »

Thanks so much, Soorawn! I'm knitting some leg warmers right now with Dpns, but I think I'll switch over and use the circs in the next size up, as I get to the wider part.
My Girlfriend is too tall and her ankles are freezing! She'll be really grateful if I can get these done faster!
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