Monday, November 05, 2018

I Gots Socks

Earlier this year, I decided that at this point in my crafting career, it was time, or past time, that I should learn to make socks.  So, I picked up a couple of balls of sock yarn at Karey's shop, some Patons Kroy Socks Fx, wool nylon blend.  For a pattern, I chose the Poseidon Socks by Elinor Brown, available on Ravelry.  I don't think I did the pattern justice, but I learned a lot.  The lace pattern does not show up nearly as well on my socks, perhaps because of the tweedy look of the yarn, or perhaps my socks are a little too loose.  I am indebted to the Lattes & Llamas video "How to knit a seamless toe using a provisional cast on" which I used for both toes, and the second heel, after I didn't like the look of the heel on my first sock. Surely my own fault with my bumbling attempts to recognize the wraps, not the pattern. 

I started in April, had to put them aside to meet some deadlines, and just recently finished.  For all their faults, they are really socks, and I can wear them and they feel good.

I've already started my next pair.  This is my new favorite toy, the Handy Gauge Ruler by Ann Budd Knits.  You line up your stitches with the marks, and it tells you how many stitches per inch you are getting, such a quick and easy way to double check your gauge as you go.


  1. Oh well done! I love knitting socks, so always glad to see a new sock knitter. Sounds as though the bug has bit if you’ve started another pair.

  2. Oh I love the socks! and they look nice and comfy too!

  3. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Love the socks! You're much braver than I am. All I've ever tackled is the plain stockinette stitch variety of socks. :) You've done a beautiful job on them.

  4. Your socks look great to me!!! :)

  5. Great socks! It's a goal of mine to learn sock knitting when I retire early next year. I purchase socks from my yoga teacher who also designs knitting patterns. They're gorgeous but not cheap!

  6. Both the socks and the modeling is so warm, cosy & relaxed ! That is a great gauge tool !!!!
    A couple of years back I was inspired by Jane McLellan & Frivole's hand knit socks, but then hubby bought me socks that are doubled over (like 2 socks sewn together one inside the other) and are so very warm that all handiwork took a backseat ;-P