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Mar 12, 2014 14:44:36   #
gawatoc
 
Hi everyone. I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I don't like the way a couple of pair of cuff down socks fit my husband and would like frog them. I have searched KP and the internet and can't find an article on this. I know I have seen it somewhere but I guess I am using the wrong search criteria. Thanks to all.
Grace
 
Mar 12, 2014 14:48:14   #
blessedinMO
 
gawatoc wrote:
Hi everyone. I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I don't like the way a couple of pair of cuff down socks fit my husband and would like frog them. I have searched KP and the internet and can't find an article on this. I know I have seen it somewhere but I guess I am using the wrong search criteria. Thanks to all.
Grace


It would help to know if they were knit cuff down or toe up.
Mar 12, 2014 14:52:42   #
Peggy Beryl
 
It says "cuff down" in the title.
Mar 12, 2014 14:58:06   #
carrottop71
 
gawatoc wrote:
Hi everyone. I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I don't like the way a couple of pair of cuff down socks fit my husband and would like frog them. I have searched KP and the internet and can't find an article on this. I know I have seen it somewhere but I guess I am using the wrong search criteria. Thanks to all.
Grace

You would work from the toe up.
Mar 12, 2014 15:09:08   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
if you can unweave at the toe where you ended, then you should be able to unravel the sock. If you cant find it, I'd snip somewhere that looks like the end row and unravel. You may have a few inches that get lost this way.

Or - what part of the sock do you want to re-knit? just the leg? just the foot?
Mar 12, 2014 15:16:00   #
Jill2
 
If you are just wanting to redo the cuff, you can run a lifeline just below where you want to make the change.
Then snip a strand in the row above your life line and unravel that row....the upper part will now be separate from the lower part. Frog the upper part, pick up the stitches on your lifeline and reknit the cuff in the opposite direction from the original.

I recently did this myself and it worked great and was undetectable.

Hope this helps.
 
Mar 12, 2014 15:35:24   #
gawatoc
 
mirl56 wrote:
if you can unweave at the toe where you ended, then you should be able to unravel the sock. If you cant find it, I'd snip somewhere that looks like the end row and unravel. You may have a few inches that get lost this way.

Or - what part of the sock do you want to re-knit? just the leg? just the foot?


Thank you for your response. I want frog them and reknit them on smaller needles.
Grace
Mar 12, 2014 15:36:06   #
gawatoc
 
Peggy Beryl wrote:
It says "cuff down" in the title.


Thank you. Grace
Mar 12, 2014 15:37:19   #
gawatoc
 
Jill2 wrote:
If you are just wanting to redo the cuff, you can run a lifeline just below where you want to make the change.
Then snip a strand in the row above your life line and unravel that row....the upper part will now be separate from the lower part. Frog the upper part, pick up the stitches on your lifeline and reknit the cuff in the opposite direction from the original.

I recently did this myself and it worked great and was undetectable.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for your reply and the good tip.
Mar 12, 2014 15:40:28   #
gawatoc
 
blessedinMO wrote:
It would help to know if they were knit cuff down or toe up.


I state cuff cuff down in the topic as well as the second line of the paragraph. Thanks anyway for your response.
Mar 12, 2014 18:57:35   #
heidisoma
 
mirl56 wrote:
if you can unweave at the toe where you ended, then you should be able to unravel the sock. If you cant find it, I'd snip somewhere that looks like the end row and unravel


The above is your answer.
 
Mar 12, 2014 19:38:49   #
gawatoc
 
heidisoma wrote:
The above is your answer.


Got it! I've already frogged :lol:
Mar 12, 2014 19:40:49   #
gawatoc
 
mirl56 wrote:
if you can unweave at the toe where you ended, then you should be able to unravel the sock. If you cant find it, I'd snip somewhere that looks like the end row and unravel. You may have a few inches that get lost this way.

Or - what part of the sock do you want to re-knit? just the leg? just the foot?


Thank you. I've done so and it was much easier than I anticipated.
Mar 13, 2014 12:18:50   #
BunnyZ
 
I have done this before...Boy have I done this. Measure twice and knit once is not in my vocabulary... Gurrrrr. However sometimes you just can't tell how something will fit until it is done. I totally agree with Mirl56. Pick at the toe or cut near the end. I then unravel only a few rows and knit the "new" sock without having to wind the "old" yarn... you just yank a few more inches off the "old" sock when you need it. This is just easier for me. Good luck.
Mar 13, 2014 12:19:01   #
BunnyZ
 
I have done this before...Boy have I done this. Measure twice and knit once is not in my vocabulary... Gurrrrr. However sometimes you just can't tell how something will fit until it is done. I totally agree with Mirl56. Pick at the toe or cut near the end. I then unravel only a few rows and knit the "new" sock without having to wind the "old" yarn... you just yank a few more inches off the "old" sock when you need it. This is just easier for me. Good luck.
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