It’s midway through 2017 and this is where I am. I have pair# 8 and 9 on the needles and I started another shawl. The Reyna shawl is a free pattern and easy to memorize. All you need is one hank of sock yarn for a perfectly sized shawl. Enjoy!
My third pair of socks this year will be a new technique for me. Last night at an impromptu knitting circle, one of the women taught me how to knit with two circular needles.
The plan is to start the toe with two circs, increase to sixty stitches total, then switch to my nine inch circs for the rest of the sock. I’m not sure which heel I will use. I’m thinking I may go with a gusset and German short row heel.
The Knit Picks stroll is 75%superwash merino and 25% nylon. The Manos Alegria is 75% superwash merino and 25% polyamide. I no longer have the label for the Holda yarn. I believe it is also 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon
Enjoy the weekend and knit, knit, knit.
Sock knitting is a passion for me. I am partial to a heel flap and gusset construction, however there are still some heel types I have yet to try. There is something about a nice gusset that gets to me. I think it’s the structure of it. It’s almost architectural. The clean, straight angled lines make me…*Sigh*
A young woman I follow on Instagram wants to learn to knit socks. From her posts I can see she is a prolific crocheter. If anyone wants to learn to knit socks, my advice is try to find a class at a local yarn store or see if a local knitting guild would be interested in holding a class. I was lucky enough to find a monthly knitting group at my local library that held a sock knitting class.
It was slow going, but I was determined to learn. I am on sock #13 this year and there is still much for me to learn. The first sock pattern I learned was from the book Socks From The Toe Up by Wendy Knits. This book is a wonderful resource. It has several patterns for you to try and keeps you interested and eager to try them all. Her blog is where you can find links for all of her books and several free patterns. Enjoy!
This Summer, I bought this wonderful hank of yarn at Long Island Livestock. It’s 80% Suri llama, 10% icicle and 20% silk. I am now on the hunt for a special sock pattern. I’m looking through my Socks from the toe up book by Wendy D Johnson, and I came across a beautiful Gansey pattern I want to try. Now it’s all about the Gansey.
I am loving the clear Converse All Star. I can show off all my hard work without having to take off my shoe. Not that I really mind that. I do it in a heartbeat.
I picked them up at http://www.journeys.com for $49.99. They run 1/2 size large and so far are really comfortable. AlthoughI don’t see myself playing tennis or anything in them, these lo top clear chucks are exactly what I was looking for.
Almost finished with pair #8. It’s a toe up version of the Rose City Rollers. One of the ladies in my Ravelry group told me how to convert from a cuff down to a toe up.
I love this little anklet! Next up Hermione’s Everyday Sock by Erica Lueder.
I’m a little behind schedule. Here is pair #7 in 2016. The yarn is Regia in Jeans Style colorway and the pattern is a generic toe up, short row heel pattern from about.com.
I did a roll cuff like the Rose City Roller pattern by Mara Catherine Byner and I made them crew length. Next up is the Rose City Roller ankle length.
I absolutely loved this yarn. While not as luscious as my cashmere blend yarn, it felt much better than the Kroysock I used for my Mother’s purple haze socks.
Continuation of pair #5 in 2016
This cascade heritage prints yarn is so cool. The self pattern gives a wonderful effect. I love the blues and greens in this color way. It’s a merino nylon blend that feels great and is perfect for my vanilla sock pattern. Toe up, simple M1 toe increases, short row heel, stockinette leg and k2p2 cuff.
I chose this pattern because I was traveling and this is the only one I know by heart. I did not want to be bogged down with a pattern. I like it. I started it in New York, continued in Baltimore and hope to finish it in Kansas.