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Topic: does anybody else think these boots / socks are gorgeous?  (Read 7436 times)
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2006 12:51:54 PM »

good job! yeah, the open toe area is a little more rounded in the picture. and i think the opening is wider all around as well. good job figuring it out though.

« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2006 08:54:47 PM »

Harlem Purl you did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for the great info. I will definitely try these once I finish holiday gifts for the family. I have some camoflage sock yarn just waiting to be made into these sock/boots.
p.s. I'm a Harlemite also.I imagine myself walking along 125 looking down to see if I these on your feet one day.
p.p.s. Down with razors. I'm all into being au naturale!!!
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2006 07:27:12 AM »

Harlem Purl - I love your socks! Awesome knitting and awesome designing!
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2006 08:51:45 AM »

Well, with a little creativity, you can make these beautiful socks using Knitty's new "Twinkletoes" pattern.
Hope that helps! (since I'll be trying it too Smiley )

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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2006 10:43:11 AM »

Well, with a little creativity, you can make these beautiful socks using Knitty's new "Twinkletoes" pattern.
Hope that helps! (since I'll be trying it too Smiley )

I actually came to this thread to say the exact same thing, lol, great minds must think alike Smiley

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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2007 05:41:35 PM »

By request, here is the pattern to the original boots/socks that I designed. It hasn't been test knit (except by me) so feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Also note that I designed these to fit my feet which are a size 8 to 8 & 1/2 but this pattern is pretty forgiving. Enjoy!


Yarn: Light Worsted Weight (Red Heart Hombre used for the sample)
Needles: Size 5US/3.75mm circular needle
Hooks:  Size E crochet hook
10stitches = 2inches


M1: Make One: Lift up strand between stitches from the front and knit into the back.

Sl1: Slip One (all stitches are slipped as if to purl)

Short Rows
Wrap and Turn (w&t): slip next stitch on left needle to right needle, bring yarn to opposite side of work, then slip stitch from right hand needle back to left hand needle, bring yarn back to appropriate side of work, turn work.

Magic Loophttp://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html
Toe of the sock is worked using magic loop method. You could also use two circs method.


Using Judy's magic cast onhttp://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html, cast on 6 stitches on each needle.
Row 1: K
Row 2: *K1 ,M1 ,K4 ,M1 ,K1 repeat from * on other needle
Row 3: K
Row 4: *K1 ,M1 ,K6 ,M1 ,K1 repeat from * on other needle

Repeat rows 3&4 increasing the number in between increases by 2 until there are a total of 24 stitches on each needle.

Row 21: K
Row 22: K7, BO10, K1, SSK, K4, Knit across second needle, K4, K2TOG, K1.
(rows will now be worked back and forth instead of  in the round)
Row 23: Slip1, purl across
Row 24: Slip 1, SSK, K across to last 3 stitches, K2TOG, K1
Row 25-28: repeat rows 23 & 24 two more times.

Work in straight stitch, slipping the first stitch of each row until work reaches middle of ankle (where the little knob thingie is on the ankle) ending ready for a right side row

K27, w&t
P22, w&t
K21, w&t
P20, w&t
K19, w&t
P18, w&t
K17, w&t
P16, w&t
K15, w&t
P14, w&t
K13, w&t
P12, w&t
K11, w&t
P10, w&t
K9, w&t
P8, w&t

K8, Knit next stitch together with the wrap, w&t
P9, Purl next stitch together with the wrap, w&t
K10, Knit next stitch together with both wraps, w&t
P11, Purl next stitch together with both wraps, w&t
Repeat the last two rows until all stitches have been worked

Continue working in straight stitch until leg is as long as foot (Hint: fold work in half at the heel, leg should reach tip of toe)

Next Row: Sl1, M1, K30, M1, K1
Next Row: Sl1, Purl across
Next 8 Rows: Repeat last two rows 4 more times (42sts)

Work in straight stitch for a bout 4 more inches.
Then work in Seed Stitch for an inch.
BO on a right side row leaving last stitch on needle.

Replace knitting needle with crochet hook. Turn work about 45 degrees and crochet down side of work in slipped stitches going all the way around the beginning of bound off cuff. Finish off.

Create a chain about 3 times as long as the length of the sock front opening. Thread chain through single crochets on sock edge at regular intervals, as if lacing up a shoe (lace up loosely). Try on, tighten laces & youre done!
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2007 07:33:01 PM »

Beautiful job on writing up a pattern for those socks...

btw .. not that it matters, but the blog says they are crochet ... but I think knitting looks better, personally!

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