Simply Sockupied Knit-along: Ann's Go-To Socks

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Shaggylinus wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 9:00 AM

RicaWil:

 

Oh, boy I had some real problems understanding the Old Norwegian cast on. I finally found this u tube video that helped me get it!

http://youtu.be/OIXs0__P4vc

 

Erica

Thanks for the video link Erica!

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maigheoyank wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 10:28 AM

Here's another very helpful video on the Old Norwegian cast on, incase you need another reference:  http://verypink.com/2012/01/04/german-twistedold-norwegian-cast-on/

~Suzann

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The Jacker wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 1:39 PM

Thank you soooo much! What a great video tutorial on the Old Norwegian cast-on. I actually got it!

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KimPDX wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 4:07 PM

Hi!  I'm Kim, and I'm so excited that there's a Sockupied for beginners!  I've made one pair of socks in a class, but I am still feeling really clueless and haven't made any more.  And I'd just love a drawer full of socks I made myself!

I'm going to delve into my stash for these socks.  I have some Heart & Sole sock yarn from Red Heart that I bought because I love the color (and just now I can't remember the color name, so I guess I won't share that part), so I'll use that.

I probably won't get a chance to cast on until Friday evening--homework comes first--but I will jump in on this!

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Anne Merrow wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 4:46 PM

tinker1205:

Is this forum just for the Ann Budd "go to socks"? 

Yes, this is the thread for Ann Budd's pattern. If you choose the general Sockupied forum, there's a different thread for every pattern in the issue, so follow along at your leisure?

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The Jacker wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 4:47 PM

I've been knitting gauge swatches all afternoon and it looks like I need 2s and 3s. I must be knitting tighter than I usually do. When I knit lace I usually have to go down a needle size to get gauge. LOL I hate doing gauge swatches, but I am always glad I did!

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Shaggylinus wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 4:55 PM

I have only made 2 pairs of socks before and it was awhile ago.  I remember when I made them that I didn't like how they fit at the toe.  The seam at the toe somehow fell under my foot so that it was walking on it and it was very uncomfortable.  Is there a way to avoid this when the time comes?  Thanks, Renée

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Anne Merrow wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 4:56 PM

npaprocki:

When I played the video in the application if I hit pause to see how the yarn was held in the video the word "PLAY" appears over the woman's hands making it difficult to see.  Is there a way to pause the video without seeing any words over the screen?

That's part of the software we build on... I'm sorry! Is there a particular moment you'd like to see? I can try to get a freeze-frame. (It's also useful to know where the illustrations aren't doing the trick.

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Anne Merrow wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 4:59 PM

The Jacker:

 I hate doing gauge swatches, but I am always glad I did!

You're my new poster child!

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Anne Merrow wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 5:04 PM

Shaggylinus:

I have only made 2 pairs of socks before and it was awhile ago.  I remember when I made them that I didn't like how they fit at the toe.  The seam at the toe somehow fell under my foot so that it was walking on it and it was very uncomfortable.  Is there a way to avoid this when the time comes?  Thanks, Renée

That's an interesting question! How did you finish the toe? With Kitchener, the seam shouldn't be different from the other fabric. You could try a short-row toe and seam or graft it on top of the toe, though that's not built into this pattern. 

Keep us posted as you get closer and we'll help if the problem comes up again.

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Shaggylinus wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 5:18 PM

I finished the toe using the kitchener stitch.  I think it is because the toe ended up pointer than I would have liked.  I have 10 sts. on top and bottom when I did the kitchener stitch.  Maybe  if I can get the toe portion a little wider I will like it better.  (And I have little feet.  I am a size 6...lol)

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Anne Merrow wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 5:44 PM

Shaggylinus:

I have 10 sts. on top and bottom when I did the kitchener stitch.  Maybe  if I can get the toe portion a little wider I will like it better.  

Good point (as it were)! You can choose to start decreasing later and work fewer decreases. You'll have to graft more stitches, but if it makes the feet fit better, it's worth it!

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Ginny@45 wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 6:26 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm Ginny from Ohio.  I've also made one pair of socks, but I'd like to become more proficient at it.  I'm going to use Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in royal wedding.  It's a luscious colorway with shades of aqua, light blue, medium blue, navy, and black.  I hope to start the  gauge swatch tonight.  Can't wait to see how these turn out!

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leelori12 wrote
on Feb 29, 2012 7:09 PM

Thanks for video link Erica! I'm really excited to learn the Old Norwegian cast on. I only use the long tail cast on for everything I knit so far.

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