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Topic: Do you crochet & knit? I have a question...  (Read 2124 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018 08:55:19 AM »

Knitting socks is one of my favorite things to do...the most interesting part for me is the leg part because of the knitting patterns you can do...the foot is the worst for me...boring!!!!!!!!....I also love the yarns...I tend to do top down the most because of size issues...but, I also like toe up...I tried two at a time and just got too confused and made too many mistakes...plus, I love using DPNs and not circular...

That is a very nice collection, CLM!  I love making the socks, but not wearing them...I tent to wear very boring black or white socks most of the time.

« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018 09:30:01 AM »

If you can make socks, a shawl, wrap, cowl, etc. is all an easy construction.  Promise.  Because socks are increases/decreases and picking up stitches with or without ribbing. So a scarf is just longer sprints.

Maybe try the Hitchhiker pattern by Martina Behm. It's all garter knit, easy to transport and not so much to keep track of.


Also, I would def raid that sock drawer.*sigh* Socks really are on my maker list for this year.

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018 09:37:07 AM »

Id totally raid that sock drawer!

Socks are really not that hard, but the heel can be a bit tricky to understand. My best trick was to trust the pattern and not try to figure out how it was supposed to work...

Id suggest knitting a test heel first just to get that part. Knitting two at the time is not very hard when you understand the different sock parts.

I find it easier to size socks when knitting top down, but I dont know if its because I learned that way first... Im not sure exactly when to start the heel when going toe up and there tends to be some ripping up involved in the process.

With that said, two at the time toe up is awesome for using up every little bit of yarn and for knitting on a deadline. I can just finish the socks when I run out of time or yarn...

Oh trust the pattern! Ugggh!  I know this, but there are so many pieces parts! And in such a small area!

I do plan on toe up, though, to get the sizing right and use maximum amount of yarn I'm able. EVERY SMIDGE!
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2018 10:09:36 AM »

I have a pair on the go, but Im stuck at the toes. Im using a very fiddly construction that will be prettier in the long run, but Im having second toe syndrome instead of second sock syndrome. I juuuuust need to pick up stitches and rearrange them, but instead Im picking up other projects.
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