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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2007 05:41:09 AM »

I would guess the amount of stretch would depend on the yarn you used, but mine were fine. I have an average/maybe bigger than average foot, size 8.5.   Make sure your cast on is loose and stretchy, one of mine definitely had less give to it.
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2007 04:18:26 PM »

question for those who have finished these -

are they stretchy? i made a jaywalker in the biggest size and couldn't get it over my heel, so i am a lottle nervous to try thesew if they are not stretchy

I've just finished one so far, and I have a little trouble getting it over my heel.  It's not that bad though, and once it's on, it's fine - not tight in the leg or foot at all.
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2007 08:07:54 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments. I actually got the yarn at my LYS (Effiloch in Montreal) but it can easily be found online (just Google Austermann Step, you'll get a bunch of results). The colour is Hunter (I think. I lost the band and I had to compare colours from a website).

The socks look a bit loose on the picture but they really fit fine. I do have smallish feet though.


« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2007 08:48:33 AM »

I just cast on for these last night and am already through with two lace repeats...I love these socks so far!

I'm using lorna's laces in bittersweet.  I'll try to post a progress shot later. 

These may be the first socks that I actually finish!

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« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2007 08:51:23 AM »

finally finished!  Going to block them this weekend and take photos.  The pattern is wonderful but the lesson learned was that the STR was wayyy to busy for it.  I would like to knit these again in a solid so I bought some Cherry Tree Hill  Grin

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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2007 06:48:39 AM »

Here's my Monkey in progress.  Need to do 4 more heel rows and then pick up.
The yarn is Wildfoote Handpaint Sock Yarn from Brown Sheep and the needles are the shorty Brittany birches size 1.  I can see I might have trouble getting it over my heel as well but I know they'll stretch and I hate droopy socks.

What a quick knit!


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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2007 07:31:29 AM »

Man, I didn't know there was a KAL for these socks!  I started on this pattern a week or two ago as a break project from some of my other wpis (which is why I'm not done with them yet).  I'm using a bright rainbow-colored sock yarn that looks really nice with this lace pattern.  Because of this, I call them . . . Pride Monkey.  Grin

I'll post a pic of my progress when I get home from work!

« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2007 08:43:08 AM »

I cast on for my monkey socks last Friday(the 16th). Last night I finished sock #1, and this morning I cast on for sock #2. Instead of doing the twisted rib on the cuff, I decided to do basic 1x1 ribbing. Not much of a difference, it's just quicker and more mindless so I would get done with the cuff quicker. I am using knitpicks Memories yarn, in the yukon colorway.

you can see my Monkey Progress on my BLOG.

« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2007 02:50:52 PM »

Has anyone seen or made these in a solid?
I am on a yarn diet and have some solid fingering weight superwash wool that I would like to try to use for these, but would really like to see a solid before I set out on these.
TIA for any help!
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2007 11:11:23 PM »

I'm approaching the toe on my socks. How many pattern repeats total did most of you do? These are for a US size 7 shoe size.

Edited to answer my own question! I did just under 12 pattern repeats.
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