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janestarz
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janestarz
Since I have a big box filled with sock yarns, and I'm somewhat allergic to them, I've decided to knit that stash down and declare 2017 Year of the Sock. (If this stuff hits my skin above the ankle, it itches.)
By the time this wonderful plan filled my mind I had not yet realised that I had knit 8 pairs of socks last year, making 2016 somewhat Year of the Sock as well. In any case....

This was a KAL from our Dutch Sock knitters group. The pattern was released especially for the month of December, and per the rules of the group you have to cast on in December and finish before the end of the next month (January in this case). I cast on December 24th, and wove in the last bits of yarn on Janury 12th.

It's a smaller size than I usually knit because they are going to a friend who didn't have such a great 2016. I hope these happy socks can cheer her up!
And because knitting two socks that are exactly the same, I added a bit of cheeky detail.

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Let's fill this community with lovely knitting projects!

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Current Location: the Netherlands

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I have a question about a Loops & Threads brand yarn called Woolike.

This is the first time I am using this yarn and after knitting half a sock, I am finding the yarn to be creating a fuzzy halo-like finish which I think is being caused solely by handling the yarn.

This makes me wonder if this yarn is going to pill quickly and make me cry because the pattern is cabled like mad so we're talking a lot of time and effort because of the fiddly nature of massive cabling.

Anyway, my question is if anyone here has used this yarn and if so, what is your honest review and/or opinion about how well the finished socks will stand up over time, will they pill after one wear, or is this halo-like fuzzy finish the full extent of the 'wear'?

I actually like this fuzzy halo effect, so that is not an issue for me.

If nobody has used this yarn, where can I find written reviews, not a simple star rating?

Also, what is up with the recent posting of video clips that aren't related to knitting?

Dear people posting video clips: please stop.

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show_minions
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lol_cat_lol
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moana_maui
love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Double Sided Dog Blanket

A dog blanket I'm making for a friend



One row is dog bones and the other is cat faces.
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ursa_kids
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helloworld_2017
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helloworld_2017
tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
As promised! Gloves - first completed project of 2017:

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
The last few things I made in 2016 (another pair of gloves nearly done, so 1st item of 2017 will be posted sometime soon :) )

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pensnest
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pensnest
Several years ago I noticed a member of my knitting group was creating an infinity scarf which started in the centre and knitted round a moebius loop so that a 'row' was actually knitting on both top and bottom of the cast-on, and the scarf/cowl grew outwards from the middle.

I'd love to try this, but I'm no longer in touch with the person who made it, and I really have no idea how to search for the recipe on Ravelry.

Can anybody direct me to a pattern which works like this? It just sounds like such a fun way of knitting a figure-8 scarf.
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janestarz
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janestarz
I can't be the only knitter finishing off my WIPs in preparation for the new knitting year to come. How are you guys progressing?

My most recent finished project is this pair of Helix Socks in Onion Nettle Sock yarn. In stead of polyamide it uses nettle fibers for durability. It was my first try at some Onion yarn, and I like it!

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
My partner is getting a rather complicated pair of socks for Christmas!
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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I just love knitted socks and have made several pairs. I have knit using pretty pricey wool sock yarn that's blended with a bit of nylon or acrylic and several of these socks now have holes in the heels after not having worn them all that much. So much heartache over so much knitting!

I admit to having been a wool snob but now that I knit mostly for babies and worry about skin sensitivity, I'm using more and more cotton and/or acrylic yarns which work up much more nicely than I thought they would.

Anyway, I've started knitting socks with acrylic yarn and they're much more durable, but I love good quality wool socks.

My question is, do any of you have a favourite wool blend sock yarn that stands up to reasonable wear? I'd like to dump money down on lovely yarn for socks every now and then but it stings to put all that time and dollars into socks that don't last very long.

Thanks in advance!

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Current Mood: sad over socks

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I finished this sweet cardi today after fighting forever to assemble the sleeves but maybe sort of invented a great way to join sleeves to an armhole, which was to pick up and knit stitches around the armhole and then seam the shoulder of the sleeve using those live stitches. I Frankensteined the heck out of this pattern and like the results a lot.

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kat_1901
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kat_1901
Hi everyone, I just started a blog here, I dont know many people who knit in person so hoping to connect to people and get inspired in this way :D nice to meet everyone xx
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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Title: Pumpkin Dog Inspired Scarf
Fandom: Steven Universe
Summary: A double sided knitted scarf inspired by Pumpkin Dog. Includes an original pattern.
An: Also here at AO3

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pamlynn
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pamlynn
Do anyone have a illusion knitting chart or know where I can find one of a christmas bell, please? Thanks in advance.

Current Location: Alabama

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I just finished knitting this for my niece who is having her baby at the end of February.

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pamlynn
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pamlynn
I am looking for A Doctor Who knit or crochet pattern chart of a shadow pattern of K-9. Can anyone help. I looked ever where for apps and stuff but nothing for that came up. Thanks in advance.
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chia777
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chia777
Hi! I finally finished a shawl for my mom's x'mas present (was a bday present in July...).
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I'd say it was an easy knit, just took me forever!
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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
Had some handspun needing a project. A friend need a scarf. This was the result!
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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
Latest finished project - handspun gloves, in time for Autumn:
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