Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday (and the stripes continue)

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I am still liking this pattern with the stripes!
 
I wish I'd done an afterthought heel (even though I don't know how to do one =) but I'm not too mad about how the stripes joined up after I picked up the heel flap stitches. If I were more persnickety, I would have cut the yarn and restarted the striping sequence at that point. But I just wanted to keep knitting! I always struggle with dividing the stitches evenly for Magic Loop after picking up the gusset stitches. Does anyone have any hints?

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16 comments:

cucki said...

Very lovely color..
Hugs x

Paula said...

Ooh, two at a time! Brave girl. Sadly, I have no tips for you since I've got my first magic loop sock on the needles now. Will be watching though. They look awesome!

Melissa said...

Oh pretty, not sure how to do what you're asking but if the feet of the socks will be in shoes I don't think I'd fuss, bu that's just me.

Evelyn said...

Nice pattern! I tried taat socks once and got in such a tangle lol. Could you frog back and do an afterthought heel like you suggested? I've done after thought pockets and they weren't that hard, I'm sure you'd be able to work out how to do a heel too :-)

Annie said...

Isn't the heel hidden inside your shoes/boots anyway? Why would it matter how the stripes lined up? I'm speaking from absolutely no know knowledge of sock knitting of course! ;-)

All I see is a beautiful color combo and very pretty knitting!

Babajeza said...

I don't know what an afterthought heel is. :-) Your socks look good to me! Regula

Minding My Own Stitches said...

No hints about magic loop from me and I've only ever done an afterthought heel with DPNs. It's pretty easy - just knit in waste yarn where you want the heel so that you can go back later and pick up live stitches. Not unlike a mitten thumb.

The stripes look great cabled!

Karen said...

Your socks are fantastic!

...:M e d h a:... said...

The socks look great! I've never actually knit a sock with sock yarn. Do felted slippers count?

Erin said...

I have absolutely no idea what that entire last paragraph means, but cute socks!! LOL

Shirlee said...

Those socks are looking gorgeous! I've never tried magic loop at all ... I just plod along with the ol' double points. Can't teach an old dog new tricks I guess.

katie metzroth said...

I've switched to dpn's for heels when I'm magic looping. Afterthought heels are easy and awesome.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/self-striping-toe-up-socks
is the pattern I started with and it's free. :)

katie mezroth said...

ps. I really like your socks! :)

steph said...

great stripes!!!! happy feet!!!

Melanie said...

Very nice!

I do my socks on two circs and the heels can be so confusing to me sometimes when I'm following a pattern, that I actually take them off those needles and knit them separately to a certain point and then put them back on. Heh.

Topcho said...

Oh, these looks so warm and soft! Sadly, no tips from me - I'm just "Wow, I wish I could knit like this" - ing from the side :)

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