Saturday, October 24, 2009

Socks for the Youth Campaign

9 comments:

Shirley said...

Kathy,
The socks look great! Makes me wish I could knit and not just crochet.
Shirley

PghCathy said...

You've been busy, Kathy! Nice socks. Are they toe up or down?

Reed said...

Ah, my favorite colors and they look warm and comfy too.

Toe up or down? PghCathy you are obviously more advanced than I. What does that mean?

Nancy said...

Nice Job!

PghCathy said...

Oh, Reed, you flatter me! Toe up....you start at the toe & work your way to the cuff. Top down...start at the cuff & work to the toe. There's an advantage to toe up. If you're iffy on whether or not you have enough yarn for both socks, you can work the foot of both socks then determine the length of the sock based on what's left of your yarn.

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Bloo said...

Ooooh, I like 'em! Especially the blue with green toes! Five pairs - are you ever productive!

What pattern did you use? Looks like a good one.

Kathy said...

I made these with speed in mind: cuff down, knit two at a time on magic loop, using the "fleegle heel" which is quick and thrifty in yarn, and the cuffs are "beaded ribbing" which also goes fast.

I was baffled by socks, too, until I took a class at my local knit shop, Mew Mews by Sue Willis, who designed the "in-vest for peace."

Bloo said...

Aha, two at a time. I have switched from dpns to 2 circulars and I love the additional speed you get from that. But I have never tried magic loop.

I'm intrigued by the fleegle heel! What is that?

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