Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sock Knitting

I've become obsessed with socks. I've always been intimidated by the thought of knitting them. But Instagram has motivated me to try

I have lots of sock yarn scraps left over from crocheting shawls. So for these I'm using Noro, Spud and Chloe, Universal, Wisdom, and a couple unknowns.

My apologies for the photos, these are not set up well. I'm being lazy.
They're not perfect. This first one is a little big. My stitches are sloppy. My feet and ankles are slim, so the fit is a little loose. Hopefully they'll be pretty and colorful even if they may not be a perfect fit. I've learned that socks are way easier than I thought they would be.

dpns are a breeze for me...why are circulars so hard? Anyway, I hope I won't lose steam after the first. I'm reading that socks are addictive so I'll try to make my second pair look and fit better. I'm looking for some colorful sock yarn for the next pair. Any recommendations would be nice.

Ireland's blanket is coming along, but of course I've lost interest. I'll force myself to keep crocheting a couple squares every other day or two.

The pattern for these are from Purl Bee, the Sporty Striped Peds.

I don't know why I'm so obsessed with knitting lately, but I'll post a pic of Ireland's blanket in a day or two.

Have a great weekend!


  1. You might like to try toes up socks, they always fit perfectly and very easy with all the video tutorials.

    1. Thanks for the link. I thought about trying toe up but decided to go with cuff down because they "sounded" easier at the time. I'm learning that they are not that hard after all. Now that I have done one this way, the next pair will probably be toe up. Thanks again

  2. Fabulous!! I want to make some too. Maybe one day xxx

  3. has a couple of video tutorials. I made my first pair with her. I to used to crochet and still do. I learned to knit from the internet. I have always wanted to make socks myself. I thought it would be so cool to open my draw and see a bunch of socks and feel proud that I made them. Also Knittingblooms has a couple of tutorials on socks. My first pair was with DPNs but I prefer the magic loop with 2 at a time.

  4. Que bien te estan quedado quiero verlos terminados .
    Besos !!

  5. Hi! Conglatulations for your knitting progress! Well done! I don't know if someday I will be able to knit my own socks. It seems to me very difficult. I send you an e-mail at gmail! Please check it!

  6. These are looking great ... I love knitting socks too but mainly for children, ( They dont take so long and the kids love them !) I especially love the colourful sock wool that has a pattern through the wool, makes it so much fun to see the pattern form. Check out this site to see what I mean ... Good luck with them . xx

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