Making Dorm Socks

sheilajoyce_gwNovember 11, 2007

I just loved Cherbo's cute socks she posted here, so I decided to make some dorm socks for a coed friend whose mom and I exchange family gifts at the holiday. Wish I could have found the great yarn Cherbo used, but alas, I could not find it locally and I needed to get knitting. So I used a wild Magic Stripe yarn and their pattern, and I am now making the 2nd sock. The repeat pf the striping pattern occurs only three or four times in one skein, so I am having something of a problem with matching the stripes since it takes slightly more than 2 repeats for one sock. I will be more careful to find yarn that repeats more often for future socks. Hope these socks keep her feet warm as she studies or chats with friends in the dorm.

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Sheilajoyce, I know what you mean about the problem with repeats. Unfortunately, you can't always tell how often the repeat will occur when you buy the yarn. I finally finished the tiger socks I was making for my daughter and my two grandsons, and am so sick of tiger stripes. The repeat was a short one, so matching was no problem. But my 8-year old grandson loves his socks so much he grabs them as soon as they've come out of the dryer so that he can wear them again. Now he has asked me to make him a second pair so that he will always have a clean pair. And I happen to have enough left to do so, so of course I promised him I would do it (I can refuse him nothing).

He even looked through some of my stash and asked if I would make him a pair (or "un"pair) of socks with one variegated and one solid. My daughter said no way, but maybe he'd start a fashion trend.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2007 at 7:09PM
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It would be a great way to use up leftovers!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2007 at 12:29AM
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Tee hee, I find it fascinating that my socks keep coming up on this forum. Hmm, I got that yarn at WalMart and I think they still have it. Guess I just lucked out at getting my patterns to match up with it. I haven't made anymore like them but I knitted a pair out of Caron's Simply Soft Shadows for myself and they turned out pretty. This yarn also makes a pattern and you kind of have to waste a lot of it to get it to match up.

Here is a link that might be useful: Simply Soft Shadows Yarn

    Bookmark   November 15, 2007 at 6:59PM
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