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klingklang77
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Australia
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Posted - 12/25/2005 :  12:05:21 PM  Show Profile Send klingklang77 a Private Message
I got 2 skeins of crystal palace yarn kid merino. I love it and thanks to simply socks yarn company for having it. I made up a huge list of yarns that i wanted for xmas, b/c i am so short money now.

I have never worked with kid merino before. It seems so thin. I would like to make up a pair of socks but all the patterns I have seen online require more yarn than i have. Has anyone just made a regular socks with the kid merino? I was thinking I may just make a scarf with it instead.

Thanks!

Lisa

Lavender Stripes
Gabber Extraordinaire

417 Posts

Posted - 12/25/2005 :  1:09:28 PM  Show Profile Send Lavender Stripes a Private Message
There is this pattern: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/KidMerino-socks1.html
but it calls for three balls. I would say, though, based on that yardage, you could squeeze out a pair of simple anklets, maybe with a picot edge, with the yarn doubled: it would be just the same as with a single ball of Koigu, which I have done.
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kbshee
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USA
4166 Posts

Posted - 12/25/2005 :  2:22:55 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
Thanks for the link...I'm going to try these.

kim in oregon
http://kbshee.blogspot.com
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klingklang77
Chatty Knitter

Australia
102 Posts

Posted - 12/25/2005 :  2:23:09 PM  Show Profile Send klingklang77 a Private Message
So I would knit with 2 strands at the same time to make it thicker? What size needles? 1's?

Thanks!

Lisa
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The Irish Ewe
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Posted - 12/28/2005 :  05:36:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit The Irish Ewe's Homepage Send The Irish Ewe a Private Message
I've posted this elsewhere, but just a note on CP's kid merino - it's thin. Use a VERY gentle hand with it, because if you try to force the yarn into behaving, it will snap.

Not a "out for a jog" pair of socks, but boy will they be lush and lavish!

The Irish Ewe
Norway, Maine
http://www.TheIrishEwe.com
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AllisonV
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246 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2005 :  06:18:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit AllisonV's Homepage Send AllisonV a Private Message
I have made the lace socks from the free pattern already posted here. But I modified it a bit to make for a 6 year old girl's feet. I had plenty with 2 balls. Here's another free pattern for a simple ribbed sock. You could just use one color if you don't want the sriped effect. http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/KidMerino-socks2.html
When I use the kid merino, I find that most sock patterns work- I just double the yarn and use US #1 needles. I do find that the kid merino takes a bit more attention, as it's possible to snag if you're not paying attention.
Recently, I have considered making a pair of socks using a solid black, like Jawoll or Regia and carrying along a single strand of the black kid merino so that I had more durable socks with a little bit of soft fuzz. I thought that might be interesting. It also might be nice to carry along a contrasting color of kid merino... All of a sudden I need to re think my sock knitting list...

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