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Topic: My first sock - thank god I don't have to knit another!  (Read 2395 times)
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« on: December 21, 2008 07:47:25 PM »

I don't think socks are going to be my thing:



I knit this stocking for my boyfriend, and it's so big and goofy looking!  Plus now that it's stuffed, it's too heavy for the hook so it's really just sitting on the shelf.  I used good old Red Heart Super Saver, and winged the pattern.  From top to heel is about 15 inches.
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 10:07:27 PM »

Congrats on finishing your first sock! Thats a task completed that you should be proud of. Grin I took a class on knitting socks on two circulars, and um well that one 1st sock has been sitting 3/4 way finished on those two needles for about a year now just waiting....
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008 10:04:41 AM »

Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008 02:23:23 PM »

First try and you winged it? Seriously cool there.

If you ever want to try another sock, go for the best yarn you can afford. It will make a world of difference in how you feel about making socks.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008 07:03:58 PM »

Do you have any favorites?  I think I have some Patons Kroy around here somewhere, I was going to knit a fine-gauge scarf someday Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008 11:34:43 PM »

It may look goofy but who would want a stocking that looked any other way? Cheesy

I think that looks awesome. I doubt I'll ever tackle socks. I'm trying hard enough to master lace patterns by knitting only.
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2008 06:55:25 AM »

I like Patton's Kroy. They wear forever.

Seriously, I have socks from when my 15 year old was six and they are now being passed down to a younger cousin.

But my favorite sock yarn so far is Trekking XXL and Opal.

Did you use DPNs or circulars?
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008 08:51:27 AM »

DPNs.  I find that I'm much more likely to end up knitting a Mobius band when I use circs Smiley

tinymandolin, you are brave.  I have tried lace a few times, only to find myself completely off the stitch count after about three rows.

Someday I will work up the courage to try socks and/or lace again...
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