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Sock knit/crochet-along?

I've been wanting to start on a pair of socks, have never made them, and wondered if others would like to knit/crochet along? I knit reasonably well -- probably intermediate level stuff wouldn't be daunting. Any pattern suggestions should we want to try this as a group?
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"Jules" wrote:

I've been wanting to start on a pair of socks, have never made them, and wondered if others would like to knit/crochet along? I knit reasonably well -- probably intermediate level stuff wouldn't be daunting. Any pattern suggestions should we want to try this as a group?
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I'm in the midst of my first pair of socks! Its a very basic pattern that can be done in any size from baby - men, and can be done in 3 different weights of yarn. I'm down to the foot of the first sock.

If you belong to ravelry, you can see some of the pairs people made with this pattern, some of the two color pairs are nice!

Anyway, i'd be game for another pair! It doesn't have to be this pattern, i'd do whatever. But I don't neccessarily have a good recommendation either.

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Oh i can't possibly be the only one who wants to do a sock KAL/CAL! Lol

They say making socks is very addicting. I finished one of the two for Nathalie and I can totally see why!

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I will do it too. Smile It will probably be a great stress reliever. I'm off to find a pattern for crochet.

BTW - I've never done something like this, what is the concept? lol

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I'm working on rectangles for the Handman Afghan Project, and squares for my sons' 5.5'x7.5' blankets, and awaiting my dishcloth so I can make the one for my person. LOL I'm not sure I could handle socks, being new at this. What do you think?

ETA: Can it be done with baby yarn? I know it's about the same as sport weight. Would it work?

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I'd be willing to join a KAL/CAL. I've never tried socks before, but I've always wanted to try, and this would be great motivation.

Wren--we'll will be the crocheted sock virgins. Smile

Stacey, have you been able to get onto Ravelry yet? There are 80 sock patterns there, I saw a couple of footies patterns that might be fun. I'm willing to try patterns w/ intermediate difficulty, too.

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Kara, I did finally get on yesterday or maybe late Saturday night (my days are running together lol). It was wonderful. Smile

I'm a crocheted sock virgin too so we can all dive in together.

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A Knit-a-long or Crochet-a-long is essentially everyone working on the same pattern at the same time, so that you can discuss it as you go and then share your finished projects. Its good motivation to actualy complete a project too, if you are the type that has problems with that (*raises hand*).

I've only done one Crochet project so i totally don't feel ready to crochet a pair of socks.

We could either

1)pick one knitting pattern and one crochet pattern and the participants simply pick their weapon of choice

or

2)we find a pattern that has directions for both, if such a pattern exists. I've seen that for other types of projects, not sure about socks though!

There are tons of free patterns out there.

Maybe after we find out how many people are truly interested we can go 'free pattern shopping'! Lol

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Okay, I'm game. Lol

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I'd love to do it! I currently have a few skeins of sock yarn as well as a few singles done - I'd love to have a pair! Just tell me the pattern and I'm game

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ps- I've never thought of crocheting socks- ohhhh that sounds like fun! Maybe I'll try both!

here's a free crochet pattern- the pictures on there aren't that appealing, but the ones that people have done on ravelry from the pattern are super cute! and it has specifications for all different weights of yarn
http://www.baycrochet.com/patsock.htm

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I'd say we have enough people interested to start picking out some patterns to choose from. Any patterns including the one jendodd posted will be included. Then after we get a couple of each...maybe we can pick from them (and stash away the rest to use for a future KAL!) Wink

There is a pattern on interweave crochet with a pair of socks that are knit, but the top is done in a crochet grannysquare pattern. To me, they aren't the most flattering pair of socks, but it might be interesting to simply try. I should check out ones on ravelry to see if this pattern too looks better when done than in the pics!

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wow, so i went to go look for the socks and I saw that the new Interweave Crochet is out. THere is a cute (albeit intricate) pair of socks in it! And there is a cute little baby dress in it too! As well as a couple of other projects that I liked.

I may have to go out and actually buy my first volume of Interweave Crochet!

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I would love to but I have so many projects that Im trying to finish before I start anything new.
Plus I dont knit well enough (well, at all really) to knit socks. I could crochet them, but I never have and I dont really like the look and thickness of crcheted socks.
I will definitly join in on the next knit/crochet-a-long.

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I want to try. I have never followed a pattern before but if we are doing it at the same time maybe I could learn to read the symbols.

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"jendodd" wrote:

ps- I've never thought of crocheting socks- ohhhh that sounds like fun! Maybe I'll try both!

here's a free crochet pattern- the pictures on there aren't that appealing, but the ones that people have done on ravelry from the pattern are super cute! and it has specifications for all different weights of yarn
http://www.baycrochet.com/patsock.htm

This one seems OK for beginners as far as I can tell it only has. Single crochet, double crochet and chaining. Can any one tell me when it says Turn do I chain when truing also or just turn the project over? And when it says do in _______ stitch do you pick up the entire stitch or just one loop of the stitch?

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Just waiting for my box to get here from knit picks- and it has yarn for 3 prs of sock yarn in it. Smile

Im going to do just a basic sock for the first pair with some varigated yarn. I have 3 or 4 pairs of sock patterns in my queue I want to do for set #2. I think I'm going to try toe-up since you can fit them to your feet as you go, and then don't have to worry about if you have enough to finish. I'd like to use the 2 circular needle method too.

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"Wren" wrote:

http://www.geocities.com/needlesandpinza/basiksox.html

I like the look fo that one.

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I read (but did not reply) to this thread a week ago. However, it stuck with me. The rainbow trekking in my stash that I got at a local Knitting night started calling my name immediately after and picked up the needles on a whim and started knitting a pair of socks toe-up. I'm halfway up the "neck" of the second sock now. It's my second pair of socks (first were from the top-down). It has been way more pleasant than I remembered last and a surprisingly quick knit. Plus, it's nice to knit something for me instead of baby knits for a change.

I don't know if I'll be up to knitting another pair of socks with you all for the CAL/KAL but I'll definitely cheer you on. Socks can be a fun and filling knit (or crochet project).

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I found a sock knitting pattern I'd like to try, and it doesnt look super complex, so for the knitter's side, maybe its a good one?

http://www.imaybeknittingaranchhouse.com/archives/2007/04/charade.html

The pictures on her site aren't that great, but I saw someone elses pair on another site and I really liked them:

http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/08/18/img_4326edit_2.jpg

(its a big pic, so you should click on it instead of me making it show up here)

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I like that one Kim. Liked the stash of sock yarn on the couch, too! lol

It is knit from top down and I noticed someone wanted to try one knitted toe up, so perhaps we could list two pattern choices for knit -- one that goes each way.

Quick question: what needles do those of you that have made socks prefer? I think I have some plain old cheap from walmart dp's. I might talk myself into something else if it's worth while.
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I like that one Kim. Liked the stash of sock yarn on the couch, too! lol

It is knit from top down and I noticed someone wanted to try one knitted toe up, so perhaps we could list two pattern choices for knit -- one that goes each way.

Quick question: what needles do those of you that have made socks prefer? I think I have some plain old cheap from walmart dp's. I might talk myself into something else if it's worth while.
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I didn't notice that someone had said they wanted to try toe-up! I'm totally for doing a toe-up sock (i started looking at toe-up patterns on ravelry last night). I'd do a toe-up for this project this time around so we can all work on the same thing!

I didn't find one particular pattern that I loved yet. Oh, thats not true, i love Eunny Jangs entrelac knee-highs.

But we are probably looking for something more basic to start, eh? Lol

If anyone finds something they'd like to try, post it!

As for needles, the majority of my needles are bamboo, usually clover brand, mostly becasue thats what all the LYS's I visit carry. I have no complaints with them!

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Entrelac drives me bonkers. I love how it looks. It's easy to do. EXCEPT when you are being left-handed and the instructions assume you are right handed. One day though...

If we haven't made a decision before, I'll snoop around this weekend for something that leaps out at me. Smile
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Did the crocheters choose a pattern for a CAL? If not, I'd like to I second the one jendodd posted, this:
http://www.baycrochet.com/patsock.htm

I bought yarn for this last weekend, so I'm going to start on it soon (I'm going on a trip for work next week, so I really need a distraction/stress reliever, and a project is always a good thing!). If someone has another pattern they'd rather try, let me know, and I'll switch.

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I have at least 10 pr of sock patterns in my favs at ravelry, and all kinds of yarn, I just keep forgetting to follow up with my needle order (I've been sick).

for me, I was going to try just a simple sock pattern, toe-up (because everyone says that is much easier for getting a good fit) using a multi-colored yarn- then a few with cables etc- after I have some confidence up.

I think knitty had some cute sock patterns- I'll bbl with links for you to look at.

sorry I didn't join in this earlier- I have been meaning to.

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Hey, did you knitters decide on a pattern? I've never made socks, but I feel the sock bug creeping up on me.

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No we never did...another one i saw that i like is the froot loop pattern in knitty. I noticed its very popular amongst ravelers. Althoug its not toe up.

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No we never did...another one i saw that i like is the froot loop pattern in knitty. I noticed its very popular amongst ravelers. Althoug its not toe up.

That one is pretty cute. Since you've mentioned toe-up, I'm intrigued, too. Off to browse....

ETA: Oh, now I want to learn how to do two at a time!