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March 2021 Sock KAL - Chat

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    March 2021 Sock KAL - Chat

    Our theme for March is St. Patrick's Day or anything Irish. Tell us how your pattern fits the theme. Your socks could have a cloverleaf pattern, be a Gansey pattern or be for Irish folk dancing!

    The color of the month is Green.

    As always, you can knit any pattern or color you like but you get an extra entry in the prize drawing for using a pattern that goes with the theme and/or using the monthly color.

    Chat about the Sock KAL in this thread and post your finished projects in the Finished Thread.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

    #2
    I have enough green left from my sweater to make some socks so I'll probably do that. And I should actually have time to make socks again this month, thank goodness!
    Natalie from Oklahoma
    "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these."
    George Washington Carver


    Stash busting 2022 YTD +44 WTD+2
    2022 Reading Challenge
    40 of 80 books read/ 18 of 30 New-to-me read

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      #3
      I've been wanting to knit the Gladys sock pattern (a Gansey pattern) for a long time. I saved the pattern a long time ago but have never knit it.
      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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      #4
      Oh my gosh ... I love *everything* St. Paddy's Day ... but I really need to work on shawls, so I may have to pass this month. Ooooh. Maybe.
      Spinner of Yarns
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        #5
        So I got a daytime sunshine pic of my yarn. It really is green but in weak, indoor lighting it looks sort of blue-green. Lol I'm planning to put either shamrocks or a Celtic knot around the ankle.
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        Natalie from Oklahoma
        "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these."
        George Washington Carver


        Stash busting 2022 YTD +44 WTD+2
        2022 Reading Challenge
        40 of 80 books read/ 18 of 30 New-to-me read

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        #6
        My January socks finished through the heel-turns. Trying to knit on these monogamously until finished.
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        The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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        • qfknit
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          Monogamous knitting... LOL, quite a concept... serial monogamy with one's yarny projects!

        • PurlgirlButtons
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          So, although the pattern was from (the site which must not be named) it is commonly called Herringbone Rib stitch and here is a Youtube tutorial from Vickie Howell showing how to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcu0bb96UQQ

        • qfknit
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          PurlgirlButtons
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          PurlgirlButtons - thank you for the video link!

          While the results are splendid, the process of creating that interesting Herringbone Rib texture seem surprisingly straightforward: Alternating rows of stockinette with rows of this 4-stitch pattern:
          1- Knit
          2- Knit
          3- Slip stitch purlwise
          4- Knit, Yarnover, pass slipped stitch over the Knit stitch AND the Yarnover
          The passed stitch and the Yarnover are described as an increase and decrease in the same row.

          In other terms:
          K2, S, K, YO, PSSO K&YO.

          There is also a photo and instructions here:
          https://teripersing.blogspot.com/200...gbone-rib.html

          Thanks again!

        #7
        Hi sock knitting lovers, I wanted to share a YouTube tutorial series by Lowlandoriginals (Renee) that I mentioned Friday during our Virtual Yarnies gathering. This cute lady from the Netherlands, is starting a series on how she makes her Scrappy Socks. Here is the 1st one,. https://youtube.com/watch?v=W-CKmPcerXU&feature=share. I found her on Instagram.
        Can you tell I’m getting excited for next month’s sock KAL? I also follow the #scrappysocks on Instagram, which gives me more than enough incentive to join in. I have to finish my January socks first, so I better get crack-a-lackin’.
        The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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          KnitsWithHorses
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          KnitsWithHorses I tried the ten stitch blanket a couple of times and kept getting a poof in the middle.

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          FreedomLover
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          FreedomLover I learned the technique from a pattern from Frankie something several years ago. I have played around with my joining stitch to get to where I am okay with the seam lines but I don't think I've had a problem with a poof in the middle, unless I'm forgetting, which is entirely possible. You cast on 10 and then make 9 garter ridges. You want to make sure to join into each ridge one time as you go along the sides. I bet some people have made videos. I'll be posting videos of the two I've been working on for my WIP Wednesday this week.

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          I got my scraps out yesterday and realized I needed to add a few squares to my mitered square “blanket”which may end up being a pillow instead. Then I will know what I have left. I don’t have a huge amount, but enough I’m sure for more than one pair. I am thinking of taking an unloved skein of KP Bare tweed sock yarn to use for the helical stripes. It is DEEP Stash!

          I just had an epiphany. (Don’t you just love when I say that?) I could dye that skein of unloved yarn any color I like! I wish I had thought of that before I wound it into a ball yesterday, lol.

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        Ugly Sock yarn, before and after. The ball is brighter blue, the skein is more teally blue.
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        The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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        #9
        Moved my Scrappy stash to the April thread.
        The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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        #10
        One more day to get your finished socks posted!
        Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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