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First Pair of Socks

January 13, 2010
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Or maybe sockettes?  These are a little too small for me – they will have to find a home.  I used some odds and ends of leftover sock yarn which is why these are shorties.  Not perfect by any means, but they are finished!

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  1. January 14, 2010 10:03 am

    Congratulations! Do you make the pattern by hand on the knitting machine? My ordinary kniting machine cannot knit pattern the in the circular mode, only plain knitting.

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  2. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:02 pm

    The yarn is some of the self patterning type – it sure makes it easy! I did switch to a plain dark blue for the heels and toes for contrast.

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  3. January 14, 2010 1:42 pm

    Cute sockettes, Evelyn! I did have one customer specifically request an “anklet” type sock, short like the ones in your photo, and done on the sock machine. I made the hung hem a few rows less than usual, then added needles for solid heel, bottom of foot, and toe, and made the rest as usual.

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  4. January 15, 2010 5:34 pm

    Cute cute!!!

    I saw a sock machine at the historic society in Exeter, NH recently. Apparently it was quite the thing at the turn of the last century. Glad you’re helping to revive it!!

    Sue

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