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Topic: Pippi Kneestockings from SNB 2 pairs  (Read 3133 times)
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Ravishing Jane
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2005 10:39:51 AM »

Regarding people's questions about the elastic on the top.  I also did not use any elastic on either pair and they do tend to slip a bit.  I think that if I knit another pair in the future I will use the elastic and hope that it's not too tight.

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     I hope I can be of some help for your problem.  It's been awhile since I knitted these, but I've looked back over the pattern for you. 
     I was wondering if you are taking into account your SSK's?  I know that I used to get thrown off by those back in the day.  About having stitches on more than one needle, I believe you should.  I knitted my whole sock on one circular needle using a useful little method called "magic loop," which allows you to knit ANYTHING on one circular needle... no matter how few stitches you have.  If you're knitting on DPNs it seems like you should have stitches everywhere at this point in your project. 
      Let me know if you have counted the one stitch that remains from your SSK's, or if you have other questions that I can hopefully help you with.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2005 12:04:41 PM »

Thank you so much for your offer to help!  (You may just live to regret that...  Tongue)  My book says you should start with 26 stitches and end with 24... but I keep ending with 23.  Here's why:

K16, ssk, turn   -----one decrease so far with the ssk-------   makes 25 stitches
Sl1, p6, p2tog, turn     -----another one with the p2tog-----  makes 24 stitches
Sl1, k6, ssk, turn    -----the third and last decrease with the ssk------  makes 23 stitches

Is that right?  Where oh WHRERE have I gone wrong??  ::insert dramatic waving of the hands here::
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Ravishing Jane
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2005 12:56:31 PM »

O.K., I tried to figure this out by charting.  I came up with 23 stitches also...but it's OK!  It's almost like they added an extra step.  The main idea is that you have 8 in the center and 8 on either side (before you do your last ssk).  Every time you knit across the middle stitches, the last stitch (#8) is going to either ssk or p2tog with the first stitch on the side set.  It looks funny at first because your gap between your middle stitches and the side stitches will get really big, but just go with it.  I'm quite sure  it's fine and dandy for you to move on and not worry about only having 23 stitches.
Hope this gives you some confidence to move on.  I really do think it's fine.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2005 01:55:48 PM »

Brae_day

I just remembered... I think that after I finished knitting the 8 sts on either side and it says that you're ready to start a RS row, I actually was on a WS row.  I think I remember purling that row instead of knitting it.  It all worked out though once I picked up all the other sts and joined in the round again.
 Just thought I would tell you in case you get frustrated if you are on a WS row instead of a RS row.

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Brae_Day
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2005 08:21:09 PM »

Thank you!  That does give me confidence to pick my socks back up! 

And I just got an "I told you so" from my NON knitting fiance... he kept telling me to "just go with it and see what happens.  Worst comes to worst all you have to do is toad it, or gecko it, or watever the hell it's called."

Damn, I hate it when he's right.   Grin

Thank you again SO much!!!  I hope my socks turn out as well as yours did!
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2005 08:57:43 PM »

wooo...your pippi kneestockings turned out better than mine did....
Great Job!
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2005 09:20:41 PM »

does anyone know the given size works on those of us with what i call rugby calves?   Grin  but i can never find sock patterns that don't either stranle  my leg muscles or sag and bag around my ankles like guys socks.  those are ADORABLE!!!!  killer choices on color and alpaca!
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2005 07:18:55 AM »

does anyone know the given size works on those of us with what i call rugby calves? Grin but i can never find sock patterns that don't either stranle my leg muscles or sag and bag around my ankles like guys socks. those are ADORABLE!!!! killer choices on color and alpaca!

you might try knitting them from the toe up so that you can try them on as you go. of course, that means messing with the pattern, but it is do-able. check the archives at knitty for a discussion of how to get the toes started and a link to a toe-up sock pattern.
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2005 04:20:53 PM »

I used elastic at the top and it didn't make them too tight...but i used a color that contrasts so it looks funny.
Also I used a different yarn than called for...Red Heart and the feet were bigger than they should be...so I only made one.  But it was xmas colors so I have deco early!
I think I want to try to make them again and sort of do better...like swatching beforehand (I'm the worlds worst at starting a project without knowing the gauge doh!)
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2005 02:04:31 PM »

I've always liked this pattern, but there's one thing that holds me back... everyone who's made these, would you tell me what kind of shoes do you wear them with? I have a feeling I've asked this question before, but I can't remember. At any rate, the more opinions the better.

Of course, CUTE socks. I love both color schemes. Smiley
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