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Hand Knitters - help with socks please!!
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mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 05 8:25 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Tahir: if I send you a pic could you post it for me please?

Diolch yn fawr.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 05 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Consider it done:

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 05 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hardworkinghippy wrote:
I'm off for ten days to see some chicks!


Can I come too?

mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 05 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tahir: you're a star. The colours are much brighter in the flesh (wool!) and it's really warm I'vew made them for friends who use them while gardening, dog-walking and/or lambing! They're very popular round here. They, like socks, can be knitted in the round or flat. Dead easy. Just use any small fairisle design you can find (triangles, diamonds, squares) and add thins like bobbles as you go.

callas



Joined: 20 Jan 2005
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Location: east coast
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 05 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It looks fantastic.

callas



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am well and truly stuck with my sock knitting pattern - I am on the gusset shaping section but I don't quite understand the pattern - can anyone help please???????

the bit I don't understand is

Round 1: k to within 3 sts of first marker. K2tog, k1, k to next marker, k1, Ssk2tog, k to end of round.

Do I k1, Ssk2tog before the second marker or just after it??

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm guessing that you would knit right up to the marker. At the end of the round, (i.e. centre back), the two needles with the gussets on at each side should have the same amount of stitches, if that helps.

Or are you using a circular needle?

alison
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The way it reads is knit to the marker then follow the next instruction. Otherwise it would say knit ?? stitches then ss etc.

callas



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Location: east coast
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks nettie and alison - have tried that and its right, many thanks. I just cannot bare the thought of undoing it if I get it wrong - I think I would give up. My first pair of socks. One of my home made Christmas presents - I hope.

nettie



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't give up, Callas! Once you understand how it all works it really is easy. I'm on my fourth pair now, supposedly making them for Christmas but have kept three pairs for myself and the fourth is a birthday present for someone!

callas



Joined: 20 Jan 2005
Posts: 60
Location: east coast
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 05 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have not given up yet, but you might see another posting on here when I get to the toes! I have knitted two hats for christmas presents so far and depending how well these socks turn out they too are destined for the christmas gift pile.

Will post a picture when they are finished.

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