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Saturday, February 9, 2013

What's on my needles?

Believe it or not a pair of socks!

I wanted to learn how to make socks from the cuff down. I'd played with magic needle. The Craftsy class was toe up and on 5 dp needles. I only have sets of 4 and I didn't want toe up. I'll go back to that class later.

I found a different class online at http://knitfreedom.com/ that taught cuff down, magic needle and two at a time. I've always knit sleeves or fronts two at a time so making the socks that way makes sense. I am having some problems with the magic loop stuff, but I'll survive. I've cast on and knit two rounds mostly while watching the class videos.

She is a good teacher.



7 comments:

  1. I should try this video. I bought a magic loop but havent tried using it yet. Looks like you've got it down.

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  2. I think it's a good idea to do the two together. These are going to be lovely. You've chosen very nice wool :)

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  3. I really like that yarn. The socks are going to be really pretty.

    -Bobbi

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  4. This isn't about knitting, but I just finished ordering things from Leah Day's site. Thanks for the tip about 365 Quilt Patterns. I ended up ordering that, the book for beginners: From Daisy to Paisly, the bobin thingamajiggys and the Queen Slider. I'm very excited since I stopped taking quilts to the LA. It's just so expensive. The exception is my son and his wife's Double Wedding Ring. Thanks for mentioning that wonderful resource in machine quilting!

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  5. Glad to hear you found a better class. I like the yarn. I have not tried this method yet.

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  6. Good luck with the socks, lovely shades in the yarn. I knit my socks on 3dpn - don't think I could manage to do both at the same time and on a circular needle.

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  7. I'm going to try my 1st pair of socks as soon as my circular needles arrive this week! My book calls for 2 separate needles - one 16" and the other 24". Hope I'm not in over my head.

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