New Knit-a-Long

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BarbaraB wrote
on Aug 10, 2009 7:59 PM

Can't wait for Friday - I'll be tuning in fir my first KAL

Barbara B.

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knitjudi wrote
on Aug 11, 2009 5:55 AM

Hello from Michigan- I'm waiting for friday too. This will be my first KAL and whatever the choice is I'm ready! I just finished my last project yesterday (cable and moss stitch tunic, from Vogueknitting winter 2008/2009), so I'm ready!

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SharonF wrote
on Aug 12, 2009 8:11 AM

Hi Kathleen!  I'd love to try a knit-a-long and especially socks!!  I have been nervous about trying something with a pattern because I have narrow feet and using Jitterbug usually have 27 stitches per needles (Magic Loop).  Can I still do this sock using the small or will it be to big?  I have so many sock books but have not tried any because they generally cast on 30 stitches per needle or more.  Any suggestions on how to downsize? Smile

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SharonF wrote
on Aug 12, 2009 8:26 AM

Did you figure out the heel turn?  I do all my socks toe up so if you still need help, let me know. Smile  I just saw this KAL and hope it's not to late to join!! I have about six chester drawers full of sock yarn...I'm OUTTA CONTROL!!

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ladyjanet wrote
on Aug 12, 2009 11:55 AM

To do the heel turn- it seems odd,but you only knit part way then turn and go back.  There are excellent videos on YouTube on turning the heel.

 

Here's my monkey and a half socks- and it's on my hand, not my foot.  I'm doing it in ZigZag.

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on Aug 12, 2009 11:59 AM

SharonF:

Hi Kathleen!  I'd love to try a knit-a-long and especially socks!!  I have been nervous about trying something with a pattern because I have narrow feet and using Jitterbug usually have 27 stitches per needles (Magic Loop).  Can I still do this sock using the small or will it be to big?  I have so many sock books but have not tried any because they generally cast on 30 stitches per needle or more.  Any suggestions on how to downsize? Smile

I would knit the foot (starting with the heel flap) one one size smaller needles. I've had people try that with success. Good luck!

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knitjudi wrote
on Aug 12, 2009 6:12 PM

Oh I love your socks, the color is beautiful!

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SharonF wrote
on Aug 13, 2009 5:14 AM

Thanks Kathleen.  After I sent the e-mail I realized the Monkey Socks knit-a-long started apparently in June.  I take it from the earlier e-mail you are starting a new one on Friday...so I will wait to start then with everyone else.  To make sure I understand, if I use a 2 needle with jitterbug, I would do the toe and foot with a size 1 needle and the cuff up with the size 2?  Tongue Tied  Would the pattern still work if I simply deleted one sequence of it, continuing to use the size 2?  I just purchased the Wendy Knits toe up sock book and every pattern appears to use either  a size 1 or 0.  Doesn't going down a size give you more stitches, i.e. a bigger sock? Whew...Confused  for someone mathmatically challenged this is tough stuff...but I'm excited about trying the Knit-a-long!!  Thanks for responding, I will try it your way first..you definitely know more than I do!!!  Smile

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Terry E wrote
on Aug 13, 2009 12:43 PM

Judi,

Thanks!  this is the third pair of socks that I knitted with Jitterbug yarn and I really like it! 

Terry E

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cdn wrote
on Oct 31, 2009 2:16 AM

way late for the KAL, I know,- but I thought I'd add my few pixels to the mix. I'm using an Italian supersocke 100, Linie 3, On Line yarn that I think is way too busy to do the lacework much justice, but it's a fun pattern that I'll likely try again with something more plain.

Anyone out there still knitting monkey socks?

Catherine

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la jefa wrote
on Oct 31, 2009 2:34 PM

You're not alone, Catherine.  I started a pair during the KAL then became busy with obligations to Socks for Soldiers & other distractions.  Need to get back to them as I need wool socks right now.  I am using Colinette "Jitterburg"  in a beautiful color ("Alizarine")  Have never knit socks like this before, but they are not as difficult as I imagined.  Just follow directions and all is well!  They looked so complicated!


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StrikkeRikke wrote
on Mar 17, 2010 8:25 AM

Are there any new KAL coming up soon?

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on Mar 19, 2010 11:10 AM

We're knitting the Minimalist Cardigan. Please join us! The forum is the top post in the Kathleens Knit-along forum.

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Zoe wrote
on Sep 5, 2011 6:20 PM

jewenbernal:

hello every one!!! im just new here..looking for new friends here..

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Zoe wrote
on Sep 5, 2011 6:20 PM

jewenbernal:

hello every one!!! im just new here..looking for new friends here..

http://www.knittingdaily.com/members/jewenbernal/default.aspx

Judging from the other posts that you have put on here at knitting daily, you are only looking for a place to post your spam.

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