Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sock it to 'em!

I’ve decided it's high time to resurrect the blog again.  I'm not sure why I even stopped, except that life (and continuous crafting) got in the way.  I can't let that continue, though, as I adore writing just as much as I do knitting and crocheting.

My latest knitting venture is to knit a pair of socks. Yes, I know…I've probably knit more socks than anything else.  However, I've never consistently followed one pattern.  I actually knit socks based on several instructions and patterns I've read, because no one pattern is completely comprehensible to me—especially any instructions for turning the heel.  To this end, I've decided to keep track of exactly what I'm doing over the course of knitting the socks I'm currently working on.

So, without further ado, here is my beginning.

I'm one of those people who likes to knit just plain old socks—no cables, no textured stitches, no nothing except ribbing and stockinette.  I find it's easier to have the sock be a true KIP project.  Also, while some may find this boring, I find there is something comforting about knitting stockinette stitch on DPNs.

Yarn: 2 skeins of Alpaca Feet from A Touch of Twist (70% alpaca, 30% nylon, 215 yards). Dye Lot AF7 which is sort of a maroon color.

Needles:  Size 1 DPNs (2.25 mm), Size 3 DPNs (3.25 mm)

1. Using the #3 DPNs, cast on 60 stitches.
2. Spread the stitches over 3 needles and connect, being careful NOT to twist.
3. K1, P1 for 1 round.
4. Switch to the #1 DPNs.
5. K1, P1 in the round, until you have 2" in length.
6. Then switch to ss and continue until you have 7" from the cast-on row.

In subsequent posts, I will update my progress!


  1. Oh, I am so with you on the plain socks issue. I love to look at pictures of other knitters' cabled, textured, or otherwise patterned socks . . . but for my tootsies, a plain sock is just dandy.

    (I am flicka from KR forums, but among the choices of commenter names, I guess I am "Anonymous!")

    1. My first comment since resuming the blog! Thanks! I'm going to try to be more regular. As you'll see from the next post, I had a slight hickup in the sock progression.