First pair of socks in progress

scottly's picture

Well here they are, one is ready for the heel and the other is getting there. My second one is coming out much tighter then my first since I've finally come up with a good way to hold the yarn so that the tension stays even. I wrap it once around my left wrist over to my pinkie and around my index finger and this works great as long as it's not too humid or hot but if my hands get the least bit damp I need to stop wraping it around my wrist, go straigt to the pinkie and just run it over the top of my index finger and not wrap it. I tried wraping it around my neck but that didn't work for me at all. And of course this is just for worsted yarn heavier stuff is a different story.

Anyway the lys lady didn't like the sock pattern from Knitting With Balls and made some adjustments to it. I'm using #4 needles instead of #8 and she recalculated all of the stitch numbesr for me. The 4s aren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be and the socks are still nice and chuncky. As you can see when I got to the stockinette section it got huge, not sure what's going on but I'll see what the second one does and then I guess I'll go ahead and finish the first one and if it really sucks I'll just do a third to go with the better 2nd one.

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crmartin's picture

It looks like you are really

It looks like you are really getting the technique down. I need to start practicing.

Randy

albert's picture

I agree that it's a good

I agree that it's a good idea to finish the socks and then do a little forensic investigation. This is a great way to learn. Let us see the finished product.

MMario's picture

nope - a lot of socks do not

nope - a lot of socks do not decrease after the ribbing, though some do. If you look at commercial socks with ribbed cuffs and stocking feet you will often see the shape yours exhibits.

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MMario's picture

If your number of stitches

If your number of stitches remains the same when you switch from a ribbed section to a stocking stitch, it's going to get wider under most circumstances. at tighter gauges it can get a LOT wider...

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scottly's picture

There was not stitch decrese

There was not stitch decrese noted in the pattern so do you think it's supposed to do this?

I wish I were knitting now.

BuduR's picture

you want that shape,

you want that shape, because the ribbing stretches lots to fit, yet is tight to keep the socks up. they're looking good.
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