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« on: July 23, 2017 07:48:39 AM »

These started out as an emergency yarn purchase when I found I didn't have any fibery
things to occupy my hands in the van on a recent trip into the city.  I even had to buy knitting needles (like I needed more)
These are my 4th(5th?) pair of socks. I knit them top down and somehow messed up one of the heel turns, but I left it that way. They fit my daughter. They were supposed to fit me... Oh well, live and learn, and swatch!

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017 05:41:00 PM »

These are so great. I am currently knitting myself a scarf to get back into it, but once that is finished I'm planning to move onto socks. Do you have any patterns you would recommend?
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017 12:01:33 PM »

Thank you! 
I'm one of those crazy people who can't follow a pattern exactly.  For these I pieced together a bunch of different patterns. One to get the stitch count, one for the stitch pattern on the heel flap, I consulted 3 patterns to turn the heel, and back to the first pattern to get the gusset instructions and the toe decreases....
Maybe someone else has a default pattern that is simple to understand!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017 02:03:31 PM »

Nice! I love the color. It reminds me of sherbet.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017 05:37:18 AM »

You're rocking it, Bella! 

For turning the heel, I always knit (or purl) 2 stitches past mid point, K2T (or P2T), W&T. Purl (or knit) 5 stitches P2T (or K2T), W&T.  For the rest of the rows, I knit or purl *up to* the wrapped stitch & use that in my K2T or P2T. 

For the gusset I pick up however many stitches fit comfortably coming up the side of the heel flap and put in an extra stitch between the flap & the instep so you don't have hole right there.  Make sure you write down how many stitches you picked up because you need to pick up the same number on the other side of the heel flap!!  I use a crochet hook to pick up the heel flap stitches. When I have 10 or so on the hook, I transfer them to the needle.

These are so great. I am currently knitting myself a scarf to get back into it, but once that is finished I'm planning to move onto socks. Do you have any patterns you would recommend?

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/  has very easy step-by-step sock tutorials
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017 10:12:54 PM »

Thanks ladies!

Mullerslanefarm,  I *think* I know how I messed up, but only another pair of socks will tell!! I feel like that's what I did, but apparently it wasn't lol  It's ok though, its another excuses to make another pair. (darn! Wink )
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017 05:17:27 AM »

Another tip for you, Bella ...

Always knit the second sock first and the first sock last ...

No second sock syndrome that way ...  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017 06:53:40 AM »

Hahahahaaa!!! Good tip Cheesy
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