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Topic: does anybody else think these boots / socks are gorgeous?  (Read 8313 times)
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Herring
« on: November 29, 2006 08:32:44 PM »

Want to help me figure out how to make them? I think they are crocheted but I'm sure they can be knitted too.. I think I'm in love!

http://www.karineriksson.se/blog/index.php?p=363
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snowsculpture
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006 08:37:43 PM »

hah!  those are so cool.  where did that picture come from?

i bet you could make them by starting with a chain (this would be the bottom center of the foot, parallel with the toes)
...then crocheting in a circle (but really an oval) around that (increasing at the turning ends until big enough, then decreasing to make it curve over the top)
...then crocheting back and forth along the back ridge until it was tall enough.
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mich._.elle
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006 08:39:41 PM »

wow totally sexy! perfect for a house party where shoes arent allowed
or with sexy black flats

mmmmm sexXxy!
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Herring
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006 08:42:50 PM »

I got it from this blog

http://www.karineriksson.se/blog/index.php?p=363

Darn I wish i could crochet! It would probably look so much better in crochet, but alas.. I can only knit..

I was thinking it would probably look good in a garter or a reverse ss, but then crochet chains for the straps
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O_R_they
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006 09:15:53 PM »

those are gorgeous!

i don't know if this helps, but it looks like the string is what maintains most of the boot's shape. i'm betting when taken off, they are pretty  much a flat rectangle, except at the bottom where the toes are. maybe you could start by doing a toe-up sock and adjust?

i've never done socks before, so i have no idea.
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raina.storms
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006 09:18:03 PM »

Those ARE cool!  I'm wisting! Wink
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creativemsb
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006 09:30:59 PM »

Greetings'
Looking at these socks in high magnification, it looks as if they are definitely knitted. I have never knitted socks so I find it a little difficult to figure out the pattern for the foot but the leg is knitted back and forth in stockinette stitch, then the stitches are picked up around the edge. It looks like 2-3 rows of st st knitted completely around the boot/sock. The ties look like twisted yarn that is evenly feed through the final row. A crocheted chain would work just as well.
Can someone confirm this for me.I think these are HOT and would love to try to make them and for some reason, I think that crocheted socks would be uncomfortable.
Thanks so much for posting them.
 PEACE!
 
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redwitch
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006 01:19:15 AM »

Yes they are!
I think when off, they would be rectangular. Imagine a long narrow rectangle,
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l________l

you put it on with the long edge going up and down your leg, and the shorter edge going across/around. That would get you exactly the same thing - but going only from knee to ankle. The foot part is obviously more shaped.
But how about making that rectangle curved at one end?
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l_________) like this but more curved. That curve would be where your toes go. Then put some running stitch around the edge of the curve, on top of your foot, and pull it a bit tight, it would kind of gather up (or use elastic). It wouldn't be quite so perfectly shaped though, and the heel would be a bit stretched unless you put in a shaped heel.
The foot part, as I say, would be a bit bumpy if you used the running stitch to gather it up, but I imagine that if you make the curved/circular part for your foot/toes with lots of k3tog decreases, and then bind off very tightly (with a tiny needle), the edge will pull in, so you could curl it over your foot.

Sarah

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Jodi1978
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006 06:57:20 AM »

I think if you knitted a pair of mary janes and picked up the stitches around the heel and went up. That would work. You could even do them in a lace pattern.
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canarysanctuary
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006 08:30:24 AM »

Those rawk!  I hope our more design-savvy members will be able to enlighten us as to how to re-create these.
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