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rarity in socks by egophiliac rarity in socks by egophiliac
Okay TECHNICALLY they're just hoofwarmers (no soles; I tried a tube-sock version but the decreases weren't flat enough for hooves). I was going to give them a scalloped edge, but they fit so perfectly and looked so cute that I decided to just leave them. Miss Rarity could make a paper bag look fashionable!

Truth time: I bought Rarity purely because I wanted to make socks for the Fashion Style Luna and couldn't wait for her to come out (still no release date, cry, please come out in time for my birthday). But she turned out to be totally fabulous by herself, and I'm glad I got her! There's just something really appealing to me about the G4 molds. I know a lot of people think they look odd, but I love them!

The hoofwarmers were deliciously easy and fast to knit up, especially once I said "aw, screw it" and just made them little tubes instead of proper stockings. Here is the pattern if anyone else wants to use it (or improve on it, I know I suck at knitting):

yarn - fingering weight
gauge - 4 sts per cm

Cast on 24 sts evenly to three dpns, work *k1,p1* rib for 4 rounds. Switch to stockingette and work for 11 rounds. Bind off loosely. Ta-da! (I free-handed the cutie mark symbol in duplicate stitch afterwards, so no pattern for that, sorry. Rarity's is easy to figure out though.)

If I figure out a nice flat decrease that works with hooves, I'll post it! Or maybe I'll just comb Rarity's mane some more. That sounds like a much better plan.
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:iconmellowpurr:
Mellowpurr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
great work, she looks very nice in it.
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MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
the hoof warmers are adorible on her. Good job :D
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HatsunexxMiku Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good job on her hair.
its beautiful.
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Twolfwulf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
also those stocking hoofwarmer things are a-fricking-dorable
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Twolfwulf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I saw this toy at Wal Mart and wanted it so badly :<
I wanted all of the toys but I'm waiting for the blind pack release.
(those'll be cheaper and in my budget :D )
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nitron100 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
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autumnalone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone may have mentioned this already, but Hasbro claims Canterlot will be making its way to Target this August. Considering that Wave 3 was supposed to be in most US stores already, however, this is probably a bit of a lie. Maybe September, October?

Adorably knitted socks, by the way!
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ShelltoonTV Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No, it's coming out in August. Stores are starting to get Canterlot toys in with a date marked 07/31
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autumnalone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me so incredibly happy. Thank you for that news! <3
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ack, that would be amazing! I'm holding out for the Fashion Style pack with Celestia and Luna, but I wouldn't say no to some extra Luna...

I've heard October for Wave 4 (Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash, I think?), but afaik there's still no release date for the princesses. :[ Although they'll probably be out in time for Christmas, so...hopefully around the end of September, just in time for my birthday! /eternal optimist.
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maxaminusone Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Look at her hair! That shit is show accurate! How the hell did you manage that? My Rarity's hair looks terrible...
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Combed it out really well, did a twist, and then (for the mane) separated it into two halves and put one over her ear. Looks MUCH better and like the real Rarity than the way they had it out of the package. :E
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lynk25 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I personally don't care for Rarity that much, but OMFG that's amazing :love:. I'd really like to get a hold of some molds myself so I can make Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Applejack
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Ashcrexl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Hate to be a downer, but there's just something... off about these toys. Perhaps they're too pudgy?
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They are a bit pudgier than the show versions, but that just makes them cuter to me. :]
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Fangirl-45 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is... PERFECTION! Oh God, so beautiful! So fabulous, so wonderful, so stylish! I love it! Do want!
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FullmetalTigerflame Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
MY EYE.......TO FABULOUS!!!!! T0T
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
That's cute, if you like dolls. I don't.

Just kidding, it's cute... But I still don't like dolls.
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cute!

Ooooh....Fashion Style Luna. DO WANT. (And heee...Luna in socks! Yay!)
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rockninja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
uuuuuuuuuuummmmm....
this seems taking it a bit far...
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
But. But ponies in socks!
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rockninja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
look, when you start knitting your own clothes for dolls, there's nothing you can do to protect your image.

and besides, you gave her white socks, she needs something that pops out more~ like a candy cane scarf *cough cough*
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ffff I make all my dolls and toys little clothes, because it's fun and they look cute. I'm not too concerned with earning people's approval for my hobbies.

Hmm, I think you're right about them being too bland. I'll have to see what other colors of yarn I have...
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Angurvddel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Well, you have _my_ approval anyways, which I'm sure isn't worth much. That said, for Luna's socks, are you going to try to draw/paint the Celestia bit on it (assuming that you're even going to do the same thing for socks as in the picture you did), as it seems a bit too detailed to actually knit in.
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I thought about it, but I think I would need a much smaller gauge to pull it off (these were done at about 10 stitches per inch), and I'm an impatient knitter. I actually thought about doing little blue socks with little crescent moons, like in another Luna-in-socks picture that's floating around, which would be much easier and faster to do. (Celestia comes with the Luna toy, so maybe she can have her own socks. Hmm...)
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Angurvddel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
To keep more in the spirit of your original pic, maybe blue crescent moon socks for Celestia, and pink sun (Because we all know how much you _love_ doing Celestia's cutie mark) socks for Luna?
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh that sounds awesome!

Oh god don't make me figure out a knitting chart for Celestia's cutie mark. Oh god NOOOOO...
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Drasvin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Nice job on the hoofwarmers. She looks wonderful.
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Mike-O-Shay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
DOO ADORABLE. TAKE IT AWAY.
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ryuentran Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Rarity's fashion just got 20% cooler! :D
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Angurvddel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I'm kinda curious, how big is that fashion Rarity? Those hoofwarmers almost look as if they could double as cup covers. But I have a feeling I'm getting the scale all wrong.

<insert requisite d'aaawww here>
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh gosh, no, she's not that big! She's just under 6 inches tall, from ear to hoof. :] Here she is in my hand just to give you a better idea of the scale.
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Angurvddel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Awww, she's small and cute. Yeah, I definitely got the scale wrong.

Also, I can no longer see pink Celestia(She shows up in the background of that pic) without giggling about your poison joke comic.
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Westy543 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Minty nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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SordidEuphemism Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fashion... Luna...
Dear friend, you have given me hope for the future. EXCELSIOR!
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Bladespark Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! Also... fashion LUNA? YAY!!!!!!!! Must have!
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DizzyPacce Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Pony socks!
WHY!
Why do they make me wanna cry and hug arm fulls of bunnies!?
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SarahSupernatrualist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity, dahling, you look FAAAABULOUS.

i love those socks!
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MortenEng21 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww... Rarity... She looks so pretty!
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sairinade Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really cool! I haven't seen that mold yet, but it is cute! Though i do miss the originals from when i was younger. :heart:
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She's the Fashion Style mold -- I think so far the ones out are Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Applejack. Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle are next, iirc!

Right now, Rarity is hanging out with my G3s. BFFLs!
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EthePony Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Rarity's head + fluttershy's body + purple hair + paint = Luna
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The404 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
If badly done, Rarity's head + fluttershy's body = FRANKENPONY !
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen some custom Lunas that way, but I'm not crafty enough to pull it off. :[ (Plus I actually rather like the one they made! I like the Celestia too, even if she's still pink. I know, I know, I will be turning in my official brony badge. But they're so cute...)
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sairinade Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! i love how you put that. I still have a small obsession with barbies and MLP's and such, and i wish i hadn't packed them all up. Its just so fun. I've always loved Pinkie Pie, too.. stinks that they didn't make a Minty in the new series. she was amazing.
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The-Terminal-Show Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I know this comment is really old, but I just wanted to say that Minty is in the G4 series. She just still hasn't been released yet.
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sairinade Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool, Ok!
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I miss my Barbies! They all got thrown out one time when my dad cleaned the house. :[ Fortunately my ponies were safe.

I wouldn't be surprised if Minty showed up in season 2 -- I think she's one of the biggest-name ponies outside of the core seven, so if Hasbro or Studio B decides to look into adding G2 ponies to the show, she's got a good chance of being picked. More likely Toola-Roola and Starsong will show up first, though, since they're the only members of the core seven that aren't in it already. :/9
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
derp, *G1, not G2. Go me!
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SterlingFacade Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I thought it was Texel's job to comb her?
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