Friday, 18 March 2011

FO- Twisty tube socks

Another scrap down that took long enough to count as a full project. These are made from all the leftovers of my D socks.
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I can't remember the pattern name- it came from a book owned by a member of my knitting group and there are lots of similar ones on Ravelry. The idea is to work K3P3 rib, shifting it across a stitch every four rounds. This makes it spiral and gives a super stretchy tube sock. They were worked over 48 stitches to give a toddler sized sock. I stopped just before I ran out of yarn, which was at about 6 1/2 inches, then closed with a round toe.
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Although it is a very easy pattern it still takes a while- kid socks are deceptive, you think such tiny feet will be quick to knit for but not so much. These are the only sort of socks I will make for growing feet, no heel means no measuring and they should last a while.
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I have sent these off and been told they need to be longer, they can't as that is all the yarn I had leftover. Even though the complaint makes me grrrrr I have said I will make more if supplied with a 50g ball, some chocolate may also be needed.

9 comments:

  1. tehehehe
    Yes, you deserve chocolate!
    I can't believe someone would accept a hand knitted gift then say it's not right. Well, it will fit someone even if the intended recipient is the right one. I have three pair of knitted socks gifted to me because they were knitted too big for a friend but fit my size 9 stinkers just fine. Sometimes having big feet is a blessing.

    You are rocking the sock knitting. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. I'm always so reluctant to try tube socks, cos I have such weird shaped feet. I would be gutted to spend all the time and effort making them and then find that they didn't fit properly.

    By the way I'm having a giveaway to help raise money for Japan. I'd be really grateful if you have a look and see if you want to help: http://craftycripple.blogspot.com/2011/03/something-different.html

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  3. Fabulous, I think I might be brave enough to try these, this style as my first socks. Question...sometimes store bought tube socks don't fit me well...skinny foot. Do you find this pattern has enough stress that it fits snugly enough not to ball up under one's foot?
    Happy FOFriday
    Sandy
    LOVE the colors.

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  4. I love the idea of a stretchy tube sock. I've been thinking of making a tube sock as my first venture into sock knitting, just to get the feel of fingering yarn, etc. I'll have to search for a similar pattern. :)

    I can't believe you have to make them again. Chocolate is DEFINITELY in your future.

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  5. That is the joy of family for you!

    They are really stretchy, 48 sts makes a child sized sock, you would need more for an adult but could still keep the stitch count down to compensate for skinny feet

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  6. Sometimes it's easier to knit for friends than for family -- in my experience, friends complain a lot less than my relatives do :-) You are good to even consider knitting them again. Please do have the chocolate, it can't hurt!

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  7. It wasn't a complaint! It was supposed to be constructive criticism as I had no idea they were made from leftovers, they just arrived on the doormat one day! I do love them, and the little one likes them too, but she does keep having to take off her wellingtons and pull them up, because they aren't long enough to catch hold from the top, hence the comment that they could do with being a bit longer!
    And FWIW, as a fellow knitter and various crafter, I always subscribe to the theory that you should ONLY ever give hand made gifts to people who appreciate them... which I do! xx

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