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I'm not much of a sock knitter but I'd like to do a KAL with you mdc mamas. Any idea when the next project/theme will start?
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I asked that on the KAL and it seems if we can create a bunch of littke ones people are interested in doing one for the holidays...like a cardigan/sweater one, socks, mittens....etc. I'll post again here in a bit to find out if people are still interested.

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Oh, I never posted to show off the socks that I made:

Broadripple from Knitty.com, made with Cascade Fixation using size 3 bamboo DPNs. They're for my mother - her feet are just a bit bigger than mine so I made them just a bit long for me - they're perfect!

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Ok, I finished my sock, but it's too big. Baggy on my foot. So do I use the same pattern and measurements for the 2nd one (so they match) or do it in the next size down (so it fits)?

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Unless you know someone who it would fit, there's no use making a second sock that doesn't fit. I'd size it down, and if that one fits, frog the first sock and make it again in that size.

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I looked at the site again, and there isn't another size. This one is supposed to fit anyone. So, what's your favorite easy sock pattern? (that uses size 3 dpn's cuz that's all I have )

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I looked at the site again, and there isn't another size. This one is supposed to fit anyone. So, what's your favorite easy sock pattern?
Is it too loose around the foot or is it too long? If its too long, just start the decrease for the toe a little sooner.

If its too big around the foot, you can go down one needle size or you could eliminate a pattern repeat or two.

Also, if you plan to wash and dry the socks, most socks tighten up a bit with washing.

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monkaha, use it as a Yule stocking or give it to someone who can. Or if it's made from wool, make a second one and felt it so they fit someone.
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Ok, I washed and dried it, and it fits better. Yippee! I think I'll make the 2nd one shorter though.

Beth-what do you mean when you say eliminate a pattern repeat? I'm guessing this wouldn't apply for a sock with a stockinette stitch foot? Or should I somehow cut down on the k2p2 ribb on the ankle?

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Beth-what do you mean when you say eliminate a pattern repeat? I'm guessing this wouldn't apply for a sock with a stockinette stitch foot? Or should I somehow cut down on the k2p2 ribb on the ankle
If you're doing a sock with a k2p2 rib down the leg, then the "pattern" is the k2p2. If you eliminate one (or more) of the k2p2's, then the sock would have a smaller circumference and fit more tightly. So if the pattern says cast on 44 (or whatever) then cast on 40 and knit the pattern essentially as written, but adjusting the number of stitches as needed. So instead of doing the heel across 22 stitches, you'd do it across 20 stitches, etc.

The Knitters Handy Book of Stitch patterns has a fabulous sock "pattern" that basically tells you how to make a sock to fit any foot, adjusting for your gauge.

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My socks are FINISHED! They have been done for more than a week, but I had left the pictures on my mom's camera and she finally got them to me. This is my first pair of adult socks knit with sock weight yarn. It is my own pattern because I couldn't find one I loved. I am really happy with the way they turned out. They are knit with KnitPicks Sock Memories in the Hawaii colorway. I do not care for the colors for myself, but figured they would make a nice birthday present for my mom. I called them...

Grandma's Watermelon Socks

Another picture My mom's toes curl and so the socks look very pointy on her, but they are not that pointy. She likes them and I hope they will be a comfort this winter and help her feet feel better. She is diabetic and has very sensitive feet.
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Oh, they're lovely. I finished Skye's wellie socks: and I'm really starting to get the point of the whole hand-knit sock malarky. I'm living in my hideously bright pair at the moment: must knit more socks.

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Helen, what are wellie socks?

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Thick, chunky handknit socks that you wear underneath your wellington boots of course, to keep your feet warm when you're jumping in puddles. With long legs (folded down in the picture) so the tops of the wellies don't chafe.
http://www.muddypuddles.com/Winter-W...s/Wellie-Socks
I can't wait till she's walking and I can buy her some of those pretty patterned wellies So far, girls clothes are ridiculously impractical and I would never dress any kid in them, so I go wild on her footwear.

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Ah. Wellies=wellington=rainboots, right? The translation from english to american was lost on me.

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Absolutely And everything that anyone ever told you about the British weather is entirely true.

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