Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Practice Socks

Well, I couldn't stand it any longer. I had to find out what this magic loop two at a time sock knitting was all about.
On inter library loan I checked this book out.
Found it quite interesting.
Splurged and bought it along with a pair of 40 inch circular needles.

The book has you make a sample pair of socks. Each sock with a different color so you can follow the instructions for sock A and sock B without confusion.
I just grabbed some spare yarn and started. The purple yarn was much smaller than the multicolored yarn, but I didn't really think about how much of a difference the yarn size would make....I thought they were fairly close in thickness.....but I was wrong.

It took a few tries to get the cast on correct, as well as, the heel, but I got through it.
I still need practice on a few stitches.
Anyway, here is what the little fellas look like.

With bigger needles and wool I plan on making Chris a pair for wintertime. He will be my guinea pig.


  1. Well, in spite of the size issue, I think they turned out really nicely!
    I would LOVE to learn to knit, but honestly, I'm not even that great of a crocheter and have a hunch that knitting would be way above my skill level!
    Thank you for sharing your knitting adventures here--at least I can enjoy knitting vicariously! :-D

  2. oh I love them! I must try it myself!!

  3. so what do you think of the approach...knitting two at a time?