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Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2016, 11:00
by Richard
What lovely socks and great colours - in no way detrimental, but it's kind of 50's / 60's jumper, love it.

Richard )t' )t' )t'

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2016, 12:33
by albertajune
)like( Brilliant Helen. Haven't started mine yet as I'm finishing other bits that I've started first.
Will have a good look at sockalong soon. )t'

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2016, 13:13
by p.penn
Thank you {hug} I expect the second sock to be a different size, shape and be full of holes {rofwl}. I am not good at making 2 of anything as I generally wing it the first time! +f+

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 26 Feb 2016, 23:52
by p.penn
Well, I have today finished my third pair!! Here they all are!

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They are not without fault, but must say that I am rather proud of them. Also they are so comfy and warm, and give me much pleasure when I wear them :-D

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 02:16
by jemberelli
They are fabulous! I love the colours and they look so cosy, well done Helen! )like(

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 10:06
by Mo
Now I'm confused. Looking at the picture I thought the wool changed colour (I think I've used variegated embroidery silk in long ago childhood). But the stripes match on the pairs of sock. How does that work?

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 11:08
by p.penn
Magic Mo, magic! {rofwl}

Actually, what it really involves is me getting my lovely new ball of wool and pulling the centre out and searching through the yarn, looking for a repeat pattern. This doesn't take too long, but it's the other hour or so trying to untangle the chaos and rewind into two balls that is a bit irksome!! Mind you, worth it I think! :-D

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 11:38
by Mo
How you're mocking me {cry}
How does it really work?

I love the swirly jam & custard in the yellow socks.

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 14:04
by p.penn
No really, that is how it works. Link to better explanation HERE

I would say that mine looks much more chaotic than her photos when I do it, and the first time I did it, I thought I would never get the yarn unknotted again and wanted to cry {rofwl}

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 14:24
by Mo
p.penn wrote:No really, that is how it works.


Gosh, I had imagined that maybe you'd buy 2 identical balls and then wonder what to do with what was left over.

Now, next question,
How do they manage to get the repeat pattern into the wool.

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 15:49
by p.penn
Hahaha! Now THAT I have no idea about {rofwl} I know some sockers buy hand dyed yarn, and I have wondered if that has a repeat :?

There is a Regia Pairfect yarn that is supposed to match if you buy 2 balls. I also know that some people have bought 2x50g of various yarns (I buy 100g) and when trying to find the pattern match, have found that the balls have been wound different ways yike* You have to match from the same direction, otherwise the pattern would be opposite (if you see what I mean)

Some people don't match their socks at all, but I rather like them to match. Mind you, that may change.

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 17:50
by mardatha
They're lovely and look so cosy this horrible cold day! I knit a lot of socks lol - starting in Sept and carrying right on until xmas. There is nothing to beat hand knitted warm thick gorgeous socks is there? )t'