Friday, February 11, 2011

Sock-cess

I made my first pair of socks as a birthday present for my Mom. I used this pattern since it was free and used the brand of yarn I had purchased. I had to make some alterations as the pattern didn't state the size that the finished sock would be. I used size 4 (3.5mm) needles, that's what I had, over the recommended size 2. This added more size alterations in the pattern, which I worked out on the first sock making lots of mistakes. By the 2nd sock I got the hang of it, so I aced the 3rd one, making one complete pair.

I learned a new stitch during the process: the kitchener. It's a grafting stitch so the end of the toe is flexible and you can't see the seam. It took some practice to get the hang of it, but it felt really good when I finally figured it out. Since I already own way too many socks I'm not gonna start making lots of socks, but it was nice to try out something new with knitting.

2 comments:

  1. I love socks they are all I want to knit! But all the yarn I love is terrible for socks.

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  2. I feel you there, I have tons of yarn but very little of it is right for socks and I shouldn't buy any more, but I probably will.

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