Sock Knit Along- Humming Right Along

August 13, 2014 2 min read

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We are all humming right along! [caption id="attachment_3405" align="alignleft" width="150"]Courtney, Order Fulfillment & Store Courtney, Order Fulfillment & Store[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3481" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Courtney finished her socks!!!! Courtney finished her socks!!!![/caption]   Courtney has already finished her pair of socks! She loves the fact that they are sized to fit her feet precisely and is planning to make another pair that incorporates a pattern design. [caption id="attachment_3406" align="alignleft" width="150"]Tina, Store Manager Tina, Store Manager[/caption] FOT4A62   Tina's report for this week: "Had a slight mishap in my dragonfly pattern…..darn those yarn overs. Ended up carefully taking out 5 stitches down 4 rows, figured out the mistake and laddered up each stitch correctly with a crochet hook. Success! Can’t even tell which stitches I was working with. Around and around I go toward the heel….." [caption id="attachment_3432" align="alignleft" width="150"]Melissa, Social Media Melissa, Social Media[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3483" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Melisssa is changing to two circulars after working her first sock on DPNs. Melissa is changing to two circulars after working her first sock on DPNs.[/caption] This is Melissa's first pair of socks and she's learning many new techniques. "I completed one sock using 4 dpns and it was a royal pain. So…I bought 2 circular needles and some thicker yarn and started over working 2 socks on two circular needles . I got through the toes easily enough and now am working in the round, I am being careful to knit on/off the same needles, I am finding that as I go, one set of needles is facing the opposite direction on every other half…" Any advice for her? [caption id="attachment_3408" align="alignleft" width="150"]Kjirstine, Customer Service Manager Kjirstine, Customer Service Manager[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3484" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Worked the heel as written, now on to the cuff! Worked the heel as written, now on to the cuff![/caption] Kjirstine writes: "This is my first attempt at a short row heel and I am pleased with how it came out. It was easy to do and fits nicely. I wasn't sure how long to knit my cuff, but Tina suggested that it should be approximately as long as my foot. Sounds good to me! Anyone have a different "Rule of Cuff" that you use?" We are having a lot of fun knitting these together and watching each other's unique progress. Until next week!!
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