Tauron Donegal Socks FO

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This is the end product of my third pair of socks. I used two circulars and made them both at the same time. It was fun and I learned a lot. I like this technique, from Antje Gillingham because I had no ladders to deal with and my gusset came out very nice. Thanks for stopping by.



Jerry Moore's picture

Good looking, Andy. And

Good looking, Andy. And the socks, too. Two questions, if I may:

1. What's that sock-shaped blocker thing with a bear in the top inside the socks? Antje Gillingham book promos show it (them,) too. Are they used just to sock block?

2. Other than the 2-at-a time, 2-ndl magic, is this process a variation of the "traditional" top-down, heel flap, heel turn, "holy" gusset method? It appears to be, except that the resulting socks seem to be missing the holes at turning places that are relied upon for driving one crazy. Where'd the holes go?

I've used the top-down method several times and I like the sock it produces, but they never are quite so closely worked as yours and those shown at Amazon. Amazing, grace.

I'm trying to master the invisible-cast-on, short-row toe and heel, toe up method. It makes sorta funny looking socks, but they look OK once they've mounted a foot -- depending on the foot, of course. And that process is slicker'n . . .. It's sorta like: Take a deep breath, Make a toe-up sock, Exhale (except not that fast.)

Great socks, man. There's just something about a man-knit sock . . .

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Nice socks, Andy. I always

Nice socks, Andy. I always encourage learning the basics and mastering them before experimenting with different heels, toes, patterning, etc.. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

daveballarat's picture

Well done. Yours look nicer

Well done.
Yours look nicer than mine that i just finished.... my first attempt ever and with a pattern off the Net. The pattern had a funny bump not sure if it was intentional but happened on both socks...I like your pattern it is a simple pattern by the look and looks great.

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Hey Dave thanks, I usually go for 2 to 3 inches of ribbing, I found that it is enough to hold the sock up for me, then simple stockinette. I want to master the sock making enough to pick a pair of needles and just start without a pattern and make it as I go.

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From all the techniques and instructions I found Antje Gillingham to be the most clear and you have no ladders or gusset holes!

ronhuber's picture

I am glad you enjoyed

I am glad you enjoyed knitting the socks. The yarn is so gorgeous. Good job.

albert's picture

Well done, beautiful yarn!

Well done, beautiful yarn!

Kerry's picture

Nice socks Andy.

Nice socks Andy.