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#1 of 200 Old 02-18-2007, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I posted this reply to the other small project KAL thread, but thought I should start a different thread if anyone is interested.

I love doing socks, but I hadn't tried the Queen Kahuna pattern before. You can use any yarn size you want, any needle size you want, to make any size of socks you want from baby to XL adult sizes. I'm excited to try it. I can wait to start if someone else wants to order the pattern. I never pay that much for a pattern, but this is actually a full-color book and with all the options...I think it is totally worth it IMO.

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mmhhh...I'd love to do a sock KAL but I've never made socks before and I don't really want to pay for a pattern.
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Is there a free pattern you'd like to try?

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I'm making my first one of these but I could definitely use the impetus of a KAL. I am losing motivation rapidly!
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If you haven't done socks at all, I would really suggest checking out Silver's Sock Class. It isn't really a pattern per se, but a very in-depth tutorial on sock knitting (with lots of pics!). With my first socks I just checked my gauge, measured the widest part of my foot (around the ball), minused 10% for negative ease (so the sock stretches to fit), and then multiplied that by my stitch gauge to figure out cast-on amount.
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Ditto Silver's Sock Class. I have that bookmarked for the "formula", which I prefer to actual patterns. And on my first sock, the pic tutorial was sooo helpful.

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I'll join in if y'all pick a free pattern....
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i say a worsted weight sock, specially for the first timers, that way they can get it down, and finish it before they hate it! LOL! I love silvers pic tutorial, its how i learned socks, and 1 skein would get you a pair of socks!
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I found the pedicure socks to be a great pattern for worsted weight socks, then you just knit until 2 inches before your toe and do a simple decrease pattern (at each side you ssk, k2, k2tog every other row). Then graft closed when you're down to 18 (I think) stitches. I made a few pair of these at Christmas with good results. They take 1 skein of Paton's Classic Merino if you do a solid color instead of stripes.
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Silvers sock is the same thing she has her pattern set up for sock weight yarn, sport weight/dk weight yarn, and worsted weight
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Hedera on knitty is much easier than it looks! I'm in the middle of my second one now-very fast knit. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, and looks very nice.

I was looking at magknits today-they have some cute socks over there too.

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Hedera on knitty is much easier than it looks! I'm in the middle of my second one now-very fast knit. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, and looks very nice.

I was looking at magknits today-they have some cute socks over there too.
I love Cookie's (the chick who designed those socks) patterns. Ya'll should follow the link to her blog. And now I have a problem...I found a pattern of hers that I want.

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I am soooo buying doing these! ...someday soon!



...off to check out Magknits, now.
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Hedera on knitty is much easier than it looks! I'm in the middle of my second one now-very fast knit. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, and looks very nice.
oh, yes, very easy to memorise. I'm even reading my lace stitches to see what row I need to do next!

But how are you getting those YOs even? I'm doing a loose stitch for the P-YO-ssk and a double wrap for the k2tog-YO-P, and they're really uneven. And I think I have thick ankles : it looks very stretched on my foot.
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I would be up to any sock pattern! What about broadripple from knitty?
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Here's another interesting yet larger needled sock pattern I came across: Cable Twist Socks They look kinda cool.
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I have the Queen Kahuna book and have made two pairs of socks from it already and am on my third (working up the legs on a pair of socks for my older son).

I appreciate that she suggests smaller than typical gauge for socks (she says fingering weight yarn should be 9-11spi, and so many sock patterns call for about 8) because it will make the socks last longer generally speaking. But 11spi on size 0 needles makes even child socks seem to last a long time.

Child sized worsted weight socks, tho - they're FAST!

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im down for silvers sock class and if anyone else wants to i'd be willing to be a help!
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I second the silver sock class. I've never tried socks before, and with the option of any weight yarn, it would be cool to see what we all come up with!

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I'll third that choice...
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I'd like to join in on this, too--1st time sock maker, so "silver" looks great to me. I want to buy really cool yarn to keep my motivation high! any suggestions?

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do you want to do worsted weight, sport weight or sock yarn? I have tons of ideas!
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If this is your first pair of socks, I highly recommend ww. Definitely don't use fingering for your first go, I'm on my 4th pair of socks, but am ready to pull my hair out over this fingering tofutsies. Grrrr......... Beautiful yarn, but this is the sock that never ends! C R
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But how are you getting those YOs even? I'm doing a loose stitch for the P-YO-ssk and a double wrap for the k2tog-YO-P, and they're really uneven. And I think I have thick ankles it looks very stretched on my foot.
um, *shrug*. luck I guess. I just leave the yarn in front from the p2, and do an ssk. then spin the yarn around the needle an extra time for the yo at the end of that row.

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I'd like to do dk...I like those self-patterning yarns, I think that's neat. I feel like I could do dk on 5's. (I hope saying this isn't the kiss of death )

I think it will be so cool to wear a pair of socks that I knit. And, as my 6 yo was "organizing" my knitting bag she came across some size 0 DPN's. "What are THESE tiny ones for?" she asked. "Usually socks," I said....

Her eyes sparkled and she said....

"Could you make ME some socks, Mom?" :



(ok, but defintely NOT on size 0's!!)

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im ready to start NOW lol but i guess i will start my second sock and put it down when the KAL is ready!
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I'll probably join in if that's okay! I have sock one OTN from silver's but I've been on row 2 for a month or so now? This thread might just be what I need to get motivated. I"m not sure I have the right yarn though. Any suggestions? Thanks, Lisa
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I wowuld like to join. I am making a pair of socks for dp and can't get them finished. I knit the cuffs to both and now have to spin more yarn for the foot so May I join and spin while you start your socks and join in for the finish? I would be grateful for the support.
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Well, I am not going to join as I have a "to knit" list longer than my legs....

But I just finished a pair of kinda basic soocks off of Silvers tutorial, and I will post pics when my camera likes me enough to work again!

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i finished a sock from silvers class last night, its not my first pair, but i decided i didn't want a lot of leg so i made it an ankle sock basically.

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