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princessliak
« on: October 20, 2005 12:55:28 PM »

I have made legwarmers, but never attempted socks...  I really would love to make a pair of these (i had tons when in ballet, but they are now living in another state and are a few sizes TOO small!)  They look like a sock-type foot - perhaps start at the foot section and then work up???

http://www.danskin.com/women-dance-bodywarmers-8810.html

http://www.allaboutdance.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.28/it.A/id.4561/.f
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005 03:15:58 PM »

i actually came up with the same plan a few months ago but havent tried it yet...

i've never done a sock either, so i'm not sure how to modify a sock pattern, but i saw a pattern that i thought i could add leg length to:

http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/patternlist/company,71

scroll to very bottom, last patt on right
i bought it - the directions arent quite clear to me (i usually need to CO & start knitting, then my brain settles it all) & hers are actually knit flat. i'm wondering if you could adapt the pattern for the round so as to avoid fuzzy or uncomfortable seaming.


if i ever get around to that project i'll let you know of my progress :-)
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005 03:50:34 PM »

would this pattern help? http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/afterthoughtheels.htm

i'm thinking you could do them almost like toe-up socks, but just cast on and start knitting circularly instead of actually making a toe. then do the "afterthought heel" and keep working until they are as tall as you want them to be. then instead of actually doing the heel at the end, just bind off those stitches where the heel would be.

what do you think?
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005 04:27:28 PM »

lol I actually bought some of those back when I was in ballet and didnt know how to knit or what it was really.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005 12:22:42 PM »

Ummm... good ideas, very good ideas indeed.  I will post when I figure the whole thing out with all of your ideas...
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