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« on: August 29, 2005 01:44:32 PM »

hello everyone.  I'd like to make myself a pair of cable knit tights (like the old school wool knee socks, but extending up the leg and around to the waist.  Has anyone seen any patterns for this or can anyone advise me how to make my own?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005 07:38:48 AM »

Here's what I would do, start with a cable knit knee sock pattern. Assuming it's a top-down approach, measure around the top (or widest part) of your thigh and figure out how many stitches this equates to in your sock's gauge. Then cast on and make essentially two very tall socks that measure the entire length of your leg, decreasing down every few inches or so until you reach the specified number of stitches called for in the sock pattern, and then just following the pattern (leaving off any ribbing). Then I'd use the bottoms of Knitty's 1930 (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATT1930.html) as a basis for the top of the tights. Attach (or graft, if you're fancy and started with a provisional cast-on for the socks) the sock pieces to the leg holes.

Maybe it's over simplifying, but I think that's how I'd approach it.  Grin I've been kicking around the idea of making something similar myself!
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2005 02:52:40 PM »

Thanks Squeakyweasles!  I'll give it a go. Great idea and if you try it for yourself, let me know how it goes. Best of luck! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2005 05:48:01 PM »

I think that one of my Elizabeth Zimmerman books covers the construction of tights.  These books are real classics, and were published in that golden period when public libraries were buying up craft books like there was no tomorrow.  I never cease to be amazed at the number of macrame books in public libraries around the country!

If you want, I can dig up the title of the book I'm thinking of...
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2005 07:11:08 AM »

i know this thread is old, but i was looking for the same thing! could you look for the name of the book? it might help me out a lot! thanks! Smiley
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