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Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks taught by Donna Druchunas

Warm, cozy and cute that's what your feet will be when you put them in hand-knit socks. Inspired, happy and proud that's how you'll feel when you're the one who knit them by hand.

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Knit Picks Stroll Tonal sock yarn in the Summer Blooms colourway

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What are you most proud of? They fit! I followed all of Donna's advice on measuring my foot and calculating how many stitches I needed and it worked perfectly. I had made quite a few pairs of socks before this course but this is the first time I have got a pair that fit me properly.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If possible try and have an even number of stitches. I had 63 and it was a pain splitting them for the heel flap and the toe decreases. The folded ribbon ribbing pattern is lovely but the repeat of 9 stitches is awkward.

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Lovely! And yummy color!

09/19/2012 Flag

I love these socks! Your work is beautiful! I tried knitting with the magic loop recently and was unhappy that the yarn would stretch out quickly between the loops of the needle (between the two lines of stitches). I tried starting twice and gave it up when I couldn't keep the yarn from pulling away from the stitches on the ends. It was worse than the ladders that some people have complained about when knitting with dpns. I have returned to dpns to knit my socks. You did nice work on these socks!

09/23/2012 Flag

Very pretty! And congratulations on a good fit. I'm considering using this pattern stitch (for Donna's toe-up class). Would you say the folded ribbon is stretchy? Or not so much? Of course I will knit a swatch, but I'm just trying to narrow my choices down first.

12/25/2012 Flag

Thank you! I'd knitted lacy socks in the past that had no give in them at all so was a bit worried how these would turn out. They're surprisingly stretchy though, which makes them very comfortable.

12/25/2012 Flag

Wow, so that's what this pattern is supposed to look like. Mine came out way too stretchy, and the pattern is invisible due to the multicolor yarn I chose which is also very soft and stretchy, but yours look terrific. Great job!

06/08/2013 Flag

I totally agree with trying to use an even number of stitches. I also used 63 stitches with this pattern and found it difficult. I ended up using 30 on the top, and 33 on the heel. I also wasn't sure what to do with ribbing at the top to match with this odd number, so I ended up doing an odd ribbing (p3,k2,p2,k2). I think I will try to stay away from 9 stitch repeats in the future.

06/08/2013 Flag