Friday, 28 January 2011

adventures in sock making

socks

This is the result of my first attempt to knit in the round. Semi-successful: warm but wonky.

I started these socks in December, but after knitting the first one I decided that I wanted to make another pair for Danni, so I interrupted the project in order to finish the second pair in time for Christmas. This might have been a bit of an error as once I returned to my initial pair I must have been more relaxed with my stitching (less tense = less tension) and ended up knitting a much wider sock. So now I have one sock that fits me, and one sock that would be more suitable for bigfoot.

I will continue to wear them though. To protect my toes from frostbite. And maybe next time I'll make a neater pair of socks. I just bought this book which I hope will be a big help in refining my skills.

sock details

5 comments:

peas and needles said...

these are lovely Deb! Please can you teach me how to knit on the round, it drives me mad! x

d e b b i e said...

Thanks Lucy. It is much easier than it looks I assure you - and means there is less sewing up and finishing off to do at the end (which drives me mad!).
Maybe I'll try a hat next...x

chelsea said...

Too cute and very lovely!



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claire platt said...

they look lovely! socks are fun!

Denise Holmes said...

these are so cute! i love knitting socks, but it's so hard to get the perfect size!