FO:Gigantic socks!

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I had made for F two pairs of socks. But he didn’t like neither of them because they were angle high and kept dropping down his feet.

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Those were the first I ever made him. It was back at the time that I was learning how to knit socks. I learned from this you tube video which you can find it also here. It’s a basic, top-down way to begin your after sock learning life!

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These, to tell the truth, begun as my socks! But, as they turned out, were pretty huge and became F’s surprise present! 😛
The pattern was go with the flow. It has a pretty nice zigzag pattern on the front side.

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I remember that I really enjoyed it but when I casted of the first sock (and accepted that it didn’t fit me), I realised that top-down socks are not for me! It was the last pair I knitted this way…

And then, F asked me to knit him a pair that could go up his calf. Toe-up socks to the mission!
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At this point I should probably inform you that he wears a size 47 or in us terms 12,5!! And that was a looooot of knitting!
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I started with judy’s magic cast on, which is my favorite sock cast on. After the toe increases, I did a 2*2 ribing on the upper side (to allow the sock to expand) that continues all the way up. For the back side I chose to go plain stockinette to get some negative ease.
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For the heel, another favorite, the shadow raps short rows technique. The only short row technique (that I know of) that gets you the exact same result on both sides.
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Last but not least, Elizabeth Zimmerman’s flexible sewn bind off.
I was very anxious if it would be flexible enough to pass his heel when he puts them on. Fortunately everything went well!
(They may look a bit weird on the photos because F isn’t the most cooperative when it’s about photo shooting!)

So there you go! A proper adult knitting post after a really long time! 😉

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