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« on: May 27, 2006 03:05:33 AM »

I've been working on these for a while, using different yarns to try and bring out the pattern and get the stitch count right for the size...  A colleague at work brought me a Knit Picks catalogue her sister had sent her, and I saw their pattern for argyle style socks worked in a solid colour in knits and purls, and I though 'I can do that!'.  I wouldn't be able to order the pattern anyway, as I live in the UK, and it isn't worth the postage to get something like that sent over if I can write a pattern to do it myself Cheesy

And so I present my own version at last - hoorah!







It may not be all that much to write a sock pattern in the grand scheme of things, but to me, this is a big deal, because I worked it out from scratch, with my own chart, from my [comparatively limited when you look at people like Lolly] experience in sock knitting to make something I like and that fits.  So I'm pretty happy Cheesy  But I'm always willing to listen to constructive comments and feedback to improve on things, so comments are welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006 04:52:14 AM »

Very nice socks. I love the color and the pattern.

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Don't sell yourself short - you saw something you liked and you created your version yourself - pretty good work regardless of what the product was. You know many, many knitters never even change patterns let alone start from scratch. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006 04:56:17 AM »

Fantastic job on those socks! You should be very proud of yourself for designing your own pattern.

I design knitwear patterns and have to be so careful not to lose less adventurous knitters. Which sometimes leads to a pattern not being "all it can be"  Sad


I LOVE to see knitters taking matters into their own hands and making something they love. 

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006 02:52:51 PM »

I love, love, love your socks.  They're soooo beautiful.  Oh, that color reminds me of magenta peonies. 

Thank you for sharing your pattern.  Do you think an advanced beginner could tackle it?
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006 12:06:08 AM »

Thank you guys Smiley  You're very kind!

Sewer Rat (love the name Cheesy) - the pattern is quite simple in itself.  It's a toe up pattern using a figure 8 cast on (but you can use any style you prefer to get to the right number of stitches).  Knitty have a really good tutorial on how to do any toe up cast on - they can be a bit fiddly, but they aren't difficult.  Once the toe is done, you just do knits and purls until you are ready for the heel, so the only thing you need to do there is keep track of which row you are on (and trust me, you'll get used to the run of the argyle pattern so that you don't need to refer back to it very often).  The heel is a short row one, and again, can be a bit fiddly, but it isn't difficult (I think there is a tutorial on Knitty for that too).  As long as you are careful you'll be fine, but I'm always available to help out if you get stuck Smiley  The yarn, incidentally, is from www.pureknits.com and is Hand Jive Yarns Nature's Palette in Indian Paintbrush.  It is very very very yummy Cheesy

Next up?  I have to make some socks for a colleague at work - I promised I would when she said she was fed up of shop bought socks digging in to her ankles.  I said I'd make them before I heard what measurements she has - a foot circ of 8.75" but an ankle circ of 11"...  Soooo, next up is a bit of maths to make some top down socks with big ankles without a big foot.  I'm thinking 2x2 ribbing and some heavy decreasing after the heel flap...  After that, who knows but I suspect it might be another sock one - I'm itching to play with stitch patterns and socks are a fab way to wear patterns and colours you might not wear otherwise Cheesy 
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2006 11:27:58 PM »

Oh!  I like those!  One of my resolutions for this summer is to knit socks.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2006 12:06:30 AM »

Great job Bryony !   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2006 08:07:39 PM »

Those are really nice.  I love the color and they look so comfy.  Good on you for designing and making your own socks!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2006 08:11:44 PM »

I still love too!! Smiley

I test knit these & it is an awesome pattern!!

I have a picture of my test knit version on my blog:

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