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At 2:22pm on August 25, 2008, Wendy said…
Hi sweetie! Ok,,, on the yarn from the sock blank, I use a size 1 as it's very fine thread like which makes me totally LOVE this yarn. For a size 5 I'd think Palette line would be a good choice.
At 7:43pm on June 12, 2008, sunshineknitter said…
Wendy: Thanks for the info. I will catch on soon, both to the posting and the yarn.. LOL I was wondering about the DK yarn. I think I will go and see what is offered....
I admire you for using those itty bitty needles......
I just ordered the set of Harmony needles. They are "my" size... 4 up.. LOL
Phyllis
At 7:24pm on June 12, 2008, Wendy said…
Most "sock yarn" is actually finer then fingering. This should be finer, I have never seen it as mines still coming in with some dyes. I got reds and purples. I love to add beads to everything so I need to place an order for some reds to go onto a red sock.

Gee, now I can't find your message you wrote to me. HAHA if we keep writing back and forth maybe we will get the hang of this?

What did you ask? What size yarn would fit to a size 5 needle? I would think a fingering/sport weight should work. If you go to Knit Picks they have the yarns sorted by weight.

Or did you ask what needle size I use with their yarns? I use 0 on the bottom of my foot, 1 on the top and 2 on the ankle. When I'm making knee highs,,, 3-4 on the calf.... depending.

I am self taught and learned through DVD's as I just couldn't figure it all out from books. I HIGHLY recommend Elizabeth Zimmerman and Lucy Neatby. It's through their DVD's that I learned the basic's. ENJOY! OH and I highly recommend the Options and the Harmony interchangable needles. When they break,,, KP is right there to replace them.
At 3:41pm on June 12, 2008, Wendy said…
Hi Phyllis,

I just got your message about the yardage of the blanks. If you use a size 5 needle you will have a rather loose weave but I don't see why you can't make socks from the blank. You do realize that they come to you bare and you need to dye them? The blanks are 462 yards of yarn, more then enough for a ladies size 7-9 at 10" long for the leg. It's a good amount of yarn for socks.

I didn't know how to reply to your post without sending it out to the entire group so I hunted you down. I'm really trying hard to get the hang of this place, it's all so hard for me but I'm still plugging away.

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About Me:
I am a still-employed accountant. Mainly a quilter, but expect to get back into knitting, which I haven't done for
several years. Have done a few pieces, and am so excited about the prospects.
Will learn a lot from this group.
What's your Ravelry ID (if you have one)? (www.ravelry.com)
sunshine14
 
 
 

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