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sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 08 5:12 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

we can get you started on socks at the fibre weekend. I have a really basic pattern that makes big chunky housesocks on 5mm dpns with aran weight wool that is great to learn on as the stitches are so big and obvious and it knits up very fast- typically one evening a sock, maybe two for a real beginner.

I'll print out a pile of the patterns, and I have some spare 5mm dpns if you havent got any, just find yourself a ball of aran weight wool (100g for a pair of short socks)

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 08 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
we can get you started on socks at the fibre weekend. I have a really basic pattern that makes big chunky housesocks on 5mm dpns with aran weight wool that is great to learn on as the stitches are so big and obvious and it knits up very fast- typically one evening a sock, maybe two for a real beginner.

I'll print out a pile of the patterns, and I have some spare 5mm dpns if you havent got any, just find yourself a ball of aran weight wool (100g for a pair of short socks)


cool! there's a wool shop near work I can pop in to before the fibre weekend. So aran weight wool and 5mm double ended needles ( do they come in different lengths and how many do I need? - I did say I was a beginner )

KrisWW



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 08 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fibre weekend?!? Whowhatwherewhen....???

jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 08 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KrisWW wrote:
Fibre weekend?!? Whowhatwherewhen....???


http://forum.downsizer.net/about33655.html&start=0

KrisWW



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 08 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Jamanda. But - darn it - that weekend is no good to me

DH goes into hospital for an op on the veins in his leg, kids go back to school on the Wed... and I'm on the wrong side of the country.

Ho hum. Shall sit here and toy with a drop spindle and some manx loghtan and pretend I know what I'm doing.

BahamaMama



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 08 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
we can get you started on socks at the fibre weekend. I have a really basic pattern that makes big chunky housesocks on 5mm dpns with aran weight wool that is great to learn on as the stitches are so big and obvious and it knits up very fast- typically one evening a sock, maybe two for a real beginner.

I'll print out a pile of the patterns, and I have some spare 5mm dpns if you havent got any, just find yourself a ball of aran weight wool (100g for a pair of short socks)


I can't make the fibre weekend but would love to knit up some house socks - would you consider popping a pattern in the post?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 08 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tell you what, I'll revamp the pattern as an article, that should do the trick all round. I'll even try to make one and take some step by step pictures. just gotta find a free evening...

BahamaMama



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 08 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
tell you what, I'll revamp the pattern as an article, that should do the trick all round. I'll even try to make one and take some step by step pictures. just gotta find a free evening...


Thanks Sally - whatever is easier for you. I don't want to add to your already considerable, load.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 08 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
tell you what, I'll revamp the pattern as an article, that should do the trick all round. I'll even try to make one and take some step by step pictures. just gotta find a free evening...


NO, NO, NO. You're supposed to be getting better and didn't we just decide that you were overdoing it?

Baggage.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

right, article is all done, just awaiting the magic wand that makes these things appear on the site. No excuse for anyone not making socks now

frewen



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

See - she's practically bionic

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 08 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nah, just a terminal fidgiter
http://www.downsizer.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=331

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 08 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

that's excellent Sally - I read it and thought I could manage that!!

KrisWW



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 08 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sally, that's a brilliant tutorial! The socks look fab Well done

eco-tricot



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 08 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
sally_in_wales wrote:
tell you what, I'll revamp the pattern as an article, that should do the trick all round. I'll even try to make one and take some step by step pictures. just gotta find a free evening...


NO, NO, NO. You're supposed to be getting better and didn't we just decide that you were overdoing it?

Baggage.


Great - thanks for this!

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