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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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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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