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« on: May 14, 2013 05:37:59 AM »

Hi all,

So, here are my socks:

They're from Regia self striping yarn, I think the colourway was Brazil Salador.  I bought a Regia sock pattern which was knitted top down. They're quite loose, but I'm really just super pleased they came out looking like socks.

Look at my grafting/kitchener stitch:

I am *so* chuffed with this.  I wish I'd taken a photo of my first attempt - it was awful, my pattern didn't explain it too well, so I ended up just attaching each stitch to its opposite.  If anyone else has struggled with this, 'theknitwitch' has a great youtube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jIzwO5Nv4

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013 10:29:01 AM »

Well done!  They look great!  There is something very satisfying about wearing hand knitted socks.

The problem is socks can be a bit addictive... so are you planning your second pair?  Wink


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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013 01:31:53 AM »

Thank you  Cheesy

You're totally right, first thing I did once I finished was find a pattern for toe up ones and some more yarn
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013 10:43:38 PM »

Wow, well done.  I have just finished the first sock of a pair using this free patternhttp://www.bevscountrycottage.com/quicksocks.html  (tube sock - so easy!) and am sure I'm becoming addicted to them now!  I love the colors in your socks.

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013 10:02:34 PM »

Awesome! I have some yarn I think could work and I have the needles, but I haven't made socks yet because it just seems scary to try! I know that a lot of people say it's super easy after you do it but still... I just finished making myself a freaking short sleeved sweatshirt, so, I think I should be able to make a pair of socks! I'm excited to try, though. I just need to find a pattern that is REALLY clear with no mistakes...

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013 02:36:34 PM »

Oh, thank you elowezil, I do like bright colours. Smiley

And TkRainy, you should totally give socks a go.  I did wind up paying about a fiver for my pattern, just to be sure it worked.  I did keep reading through it and getting intimidated because it sounded complicated, but once I gave those bits a go, they were actually much easier than I thought.  I'd totally recommend making socks, you feel so pleased when you discover you can do it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013 07:05:09 PM »

This is so cool! And you did a great job for your first try! I'm scared to knit myself some socks because I can't even read knitting patterns and I've only knitted myself a hat and a little bag.

« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013 07:25:56 AM »

You did a great job! My first pair of socks didn't come out nearly as nice. And let me tell you there really isn't much better than pulling on a pair of handmade socks at night and curling up with more knitting or a good book
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