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Sep 24, 2011 10:20:52   #
Debbie J
 
I will definitely be making some of these. =) I did make some tube socks for babies. They are great for their hands to keep them from scratching themselves, too. So, they can be used on their hands or their feet! =)
 
Sep 24, 2011 10:26:53   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
Away back in the dirty 30's when I was a teenager I used to knit my own sweaters and socks. While I could easily do socks with heels as my mother taught me, I was intrigued by some tube socks in a sock knitting book we had. They were done in a spiral. They fitted well and stayed up. They weren't called tube socks back then, just heelless socks. I still have that book and one of these days I am going to make a pair again.
Sep 24, 2011 10:27:33   #
5mmdpns
 
auntb wrote:
Simpe, except for the dp needles!! I'm scared of them.....


Nothing really to be afraid of with the dpns but here is an alternative if you really are. Knitting is all about taking pleasure and enjoyment in what you are knitting and how you are knitting.
You need two circular needles and the length of them really does not matter as long as the size is the same for both of them. Cast on all 40 (44, 48) stitches onto one needle. Using the second circular needle knit (using the rib stitch pattern) 20 (22, 24) stitches onto this needle. Pick up the "tail" end of the first needle and joining in the round, knit the last 20 stitches in the rib pattern. Circular needle Two will become the #1 & #2 dpn needle. The circular needle One will be the #3 dpn needle.

Continue on in the pattern. For better understanding of the circular needle method, you will keep Needle One stitches only on Needle One by knitting the stitches on the right end of it with the left end of the Needle One. Needle Two will follow Needle One and is knit up the same way. To keep track of which needle is #1 or #2, take a piece of waste yarn and make one loop through the stitches below Needle One. Take another piece of waste yarn and make two loops through the stitches below Needle Two. You will need these labels on when you come to the toe decreases. Good luck with this.
Sep 24, 2011 10:32:15   #
5mmdpns
 
Joy Marshall wrote:
Away back in the dirty 30's when I was a teenager I used to knit my own sweaters and socks. While I could easily do socks with heels as my mother taught me, I was intrigued by some tube socks in a sock knitting book we had. They were done in a spiral. They fitted well and stayed up. They weren't called tube socks back then, just heelless socks. I still have that book and one of these days I am going to make a pair again.


Patons has a spiral tube sock pattern for anyone who is interested. You need to register for the site and there is no cost to this. http://www.patonsyarns.com
Sep 24, 2011 10:32:53   #
5mmdpns
 
Debbie J wrote:
I will definitely be making some of these. =) I did make some tube socks for babies. They are great for their hands to keep them from scratching themselves, too. So, they can be used on their hands or their feet! =)


Absolutely right about this!!
Sep 24, 2011 10:34:50   #
5mmdpns
 
fiddlerbird555 wrote:
My daughter wants tube socks. I had bought some very lightweight variagated yarn and was planning to make enrelac socks. (They would not be my first pair) Do you think they would fit?)


Yes, I think so but I have never done entrelac knitting so I could not help you with this aspect. I would think you would figure out how many stitches you would need for each square or triangle and go from there.
 
Sep 24, 2011 10:37:24   #
5mmdpns
 
sam07671 wrote:
Thank you for the pattern. I perfer making tube socks over the heel one as I hvenot done the heel ones before. I will give this a go. Sounds simple. I made a pair of tubes last year and my daughter stoled them. I think I will make myself some and hide them.


You need to embroider your initials on your socks and put a big smiley face on hers!!! haha, Sam your daughter knows a great thing when she sees it!!!
The great thing with these socks are that you can turn the sock so that the heel gets switched each time you wear it. This makes the tube sock last forever!!!
Sep 24, 2011 10:38:59   #
5mmdpns
 
trixpat wrote:
iarger socks, you just measure around the leg and multiply this number by 5 to get the correct number of stitches to cast on.
Simple. :thumbup: :thumbup:


God Bless U that u can knit on dps .I've tried TOO many times .Ends up I make my leg warmers on the next to smallest knifty knitter>> That works well for me..
GOD BLESS[/quote]

You are basically knitting the same pattern as for these tube socks. You will just need a little help in making the toe area for the leg warmers. Play around with it and see what you come up with for this.
Sep 24, 2011 10:55:12   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
5mmdpns wrote:
Joy Marshall wrote:
Away back in the dirty 30's when I was a teenager I used to knit my own sweaters and socks. While I could easily do socks with heels as my mother taught me, I was intrigued by some tube socks in a sock knitting book we had. They were done in a spiral. They fitted well and stayed up. They weren't called tube socks back then, just heelless socks. I still have that book and one of these days I am going to make a pair again.

Just had a look at that pattern. It is very similar to my old one except my pattern starts the tube pattern at the very top with no ribbing.
Patons has a spiral tube sock pattern for anyone who is interested. You need to register for the site and there is no cost to this. http://www.patonsyarns.com
quote=Joy Marshall Away back in the dirty 30's wh... (show quote)
Sep 24, 2011 11:10:20   #
Ronie
 
Thank you for the pattern, I am doing a simular tube sock now.. the best part of doing a simple tube sock is it is easy add patterns to the body of the sock.. but I do love turning that heel.. so I love them both...I am making my tube sock out of baby weight yarn so they will be nice and thick for the cold winters... I plan on making more and play with the pattern as I go...
Sep 24, 2011 11:24:03   #
Hosta Hill
 
Thank you! I got a book from the library this week on how to knit socks and became so confused that I decided I'd never be able to do that! You've given me hope.
 
Sep 24, 2011 11:30:47   #
Jeanniebob
 
I love socks that make a statement. That is why I love hand knitted socks. However, I too have never learned to turn a heel correctly. I have tried everything, watched all the video's, read the books, even had one on one tutoring. All to no avail. I have a mental block or something. I WILL however knit your socks. I have some lovely sock yarn I have bought and will use it with your pattern. Thanks.
Sep 24, 2011 12:05:40   #
courier770
 
Tube socks are a great primer for learning how to knit socks and work in the round, on a small scale. I remember my first pair..they were knit in some pretty wild yarn. When I posted a photo on my blog an old friend emailed me and asked to buy them. I sent them to her for free. She rewarded me with photos of her wearing those socks to ball games, concerts (feet up on the seat in front of her) and many other hysterical photos of her wearing those crazy socks. It inspired me to learn to turn heels and knit "heeled" socks. Without her encouragement...I don't think I'd be the sock knitter that I am today. She doesn't knit at all..but her encouragement was priceless. I should probably knit her some "heeled" socks..now if I could just find that same wild and crazy yarn!
Sep 24, 2011 12:13:19   #
Dimples16
 
auntb wrote:
Simpe, except for the dp needles!! I'm scared of them.....


I was going to write the samething. I tried dpns and was fumble fingers so I gave up and went to circular needles. Love circular needles.
Sep 24, 2011 12:15:52   #
patwollin
 
THANKS! I just copied this pattern, think I'll make some for snowmobiling this winter!!
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