Thursday, October 28, 2004

Socks

I made these recently:




Here's what they look like on feet:




They were knit using "Magic Stripes" Lion Brand yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon) on size 2 double-pointed needles. They are not the first socks I've knitted, but they're the first I made for myself. It took about a week to finish the pair, and I was working on other projects as well. This is not a testament to my knitting ability but rather to the simplicity of sock knitting. Hopefully as you're reading this you'll become inspired to knit that pair you've been meaning to.

Other information that could be useful:

The socks were knit using a modified pattern from the very excellent _Learn to Knit Socks_ book by Edie Eckman. If you've never knit, I suggest you make yourself a scarf before trying to start on a sock. It'll save you a lot of grief.

This book will teach you a new stitch, SSK -- slip, slip, knit. What it doesn't tell you is that it's much easier to accomplish if you use a small crochet hook for the "knit" part. When you get there, you'll see what I mean, hopefully.

I hope to post more detailed instructions with pictures in the future so that this isn't all so theoretical.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cat said...

Gorgeous socks! You did a fab job! :)

4:51 PM  

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