A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 296,636
Currently Running With Scissors:
686 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Coraline Sweater Socks  (Read 1910 times)
Tags for this thread: coraline , socks , pattern , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
pocketwatch
« on: December 02, 2012 01:38:15 AM »

Coraline might not be a movie about craftsmanship, but that is all I can think about when I rewatch it, and I love it. The faces and bodies and clothes and sets are beautifully handmade. I think the long gorgeous intro that shows mechanical hands sewing a doll is a nod to that labor. I was thinking about those precious everyday objects when I was in Michael's picking out a squishy, glittery ball of Vanna's Glamour. I thought this would look kind of like her hair + raincoat. I was knitting the first toe before I realized the yarn is quite similar to Coraline's sweater, and since the socks were working up so plain I embraced the similarity and added some felt stars. 


I knit these with my default sock recipe, which works perfectly in my default sock yarn so it didn't occur to me that it might not work in this yarn. These socks are loose around the ankle and don't stay up, but I will share what I did:
needles: US 3 dpns
yarn: Vanna's Glamour Sapphire, Palette Safflower
Cast on 60 stitches (72 for a man)
2" k2p2 ribbing
k3p1 ribbing to heel
half stitches to waste yarn holder, fake provisional cast on same number
k3p1 ribbing to toe, except decrease 4 stitches on each side after the heel and again before the toe.
heel: replace waste yarn with 3 dpns.
knit in round with increasingly frequent decreases until 12 stitches remain
graft horizontally
toe: similar to heel, but graft when 26 stitches remain
stars: The easiest way to freehand them is to cut felt pentagons and cut those into decagons. Then baste in place with sewing thread.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

silentblair
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Intellect and Romance over Brute Force and Cynicism
Offline Offline

Posts: 2392
Joined: 28-Aug-2010


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012 06:07:05 AM »

These rock!

Love the movie (to pieces!)
Love these socks (and I know a few people who would swoon over them too!)

Supergreat Job!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Trekky
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2546
Joined: 01-Dec-2006


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012 08:10:42 AM »

Great socks!  I love the addition of the felt stars, they look so cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://craftytrekky.blogspot.com/

I have lots of train tickets (I get the train most days), if anyone wants some for papercrafting just send me a PM Smiley
pocketwatch
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012 08:44:04 PM »

Oh, thank you so much!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mcbeth
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012 07:46:36 AM »

Wow that is an amazing idea and I LOVE the socks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5423
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012 10:07:56 AM »

Those are awesome socks, how well do the stars wash.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
pocketwatch
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012 07:20:13 AM »

kjlutz, I don't expect them to last nearly as long as the socks. But, I've handwashed them once and they look perfect. I wouldn't machine wash these as the toes and heels are wool, and my boyfriend does our laundry at a laundromat so i don't know about the agitation and temp.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5423
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012 07:08:18 AM »

kjlutz, I don't expect them to last nearly as long as the socks. But, I've handwashed them once and they look perfect. I wouldn't machine wash these as the toes and heels are wool, and my boyfriend does our laundry at a laundromat so i don't know about the agitation and temp.

Great to hear that they are so far washing fine, I had socks made to look like dragons with felt as a kid and they stood up to some machine washing, but not a lot. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
peanuts_mama
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012 10:12:52 PM »

I totally need to make these!!! and like you, I can't stop watching Coraline either. LOL! I'm making a knit bag just like hers. Among other things. I definitely a Coraline fanatic!! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I do personal swaps Smiley

I need a Coraline poppet!!! ;P
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a Baby Cap Part 13/13
How to Crochet a Baby Cap Part 12/13
How to Crochet a 6 Inch Hole Christmas Tree Skirt Part 4/4
How to Crochet a Baby Bumble Bee Sweater Part 4/9
How to Crochet a Baby Bumble Bee Sweater Part 6/9
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.