FO socks

cannahavanaSeptember 9, 2008

Just finished my bamboo socks that I started at the beginning of the Olympics. I didn't think it would take me a month to make a pair of socks! I mostly worked on them while waiting in the car line to pick up my two children at two different schools. They are soooooo soft! This is my first pair with a lace pattern.

These socks were made last spring and I don't think I have posted a pic of them. They're twins!

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donna_loomis

Wow! Both of those pair look wonderful. The first ones really do look soft. What yarn did you use? And you did a great job of matching the striping on the second pair. No matter how much I try, they are always a teeny bit different. You're the woman!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 2:19PM
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socks

Very nice. I love the colors on the second pair. Very good work.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 8:05PM
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tami_ohio

Beautiful socks! Bamboo is soooo soft and comfortable to wear. You did great matching the second pair, also.

Donna, when I make socks, I use a kitchen scale and a ball winder to make two balls from one and start both socks at the same time, matching the ends when I cast on. They come out soooo close that way!

Tami

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 8:27PM
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cannahavana

Thanks guys!

The band on the bamboo yarn is called On Your Toes by Kertzer (www.kertzer.com) 75% bamboo/25% nylon. Now that it is starting to cool off here in TN, I look forward to wearing them with my clogs.

I have made about 4 pair using the self striping yarn and it always works out that I finish the top of the first sock right before the toe stripe of the next sock will start. I knit from the toe up, by the way.

My next pair will be knitting both socks at the same time on two circs. And the yarn is stretchy, so not sure how easy that will knit up. But first, I have a sweater that I have been dying to get started!

Rebecca

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 8:37PM
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damascusannie

NICE! I love knitting socks and will definitely be trying some bamboo yarn.

Annie

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 11:06PM
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tami_ohio

Rebecca, what pattern did you use for the first pair pictured? Is that the one that was in the Summer 2008 issue of Interweave Knits? I think that is the next pair I am going to try.

Tami

    Bookmark   September 10, 2008 at 9:44PM
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cannahavana

Hi Tami,

No I didn't follow a pattern for the bamboo socks. I picked a lace stitch out of my Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework book. It's called Vandyke stitch. When it comes to socks, I sorta make it up as I go along.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 10:12AM
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