I’m so thrilled!
In my last post, I mentioned when I’m making socks, I have a bit of a hard time increasing my stitches and I always end up with holes or gaps.
Well, not this time!! By the time I got to the toes on these socks, I increased my stitches WITHOUT any holes!! Woo hoo! I guess it just takes a lot of practice! 😀
Well, I’m off to finish up the socks and work a bit on some cushion covers I’m making for the cushions on my couch. Yes, I started ANOTHER project!! With my hat finished that I started last week, I only had 2 projects on the go and since 3 in my favourite number… 😉
Just to let you know, I’m still working on my blanket (LOL) and I did get a bit more done, but I got distracted by some beautiful teal yarn I bought a while ago and started making a hat!
This yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% Alpaca. I’m allergic to wool but “they” say Alpaca is hypoallergenic! I thought I would try knitting with an Alpaca blend first before embarking on any projects that are 100% Alpaca just to make sure I didn’t have a reaction to it. So far, so good!
I just love the texture!
My husband has also been asking me to make him another pair of socks. He got the first pair I made, but they’re very loose as the yarn I used was too thin. The sock pattern uses a different size needle than the hat, so I thought, why not? Let’s start those too!!
So needless to say, I now have 3 projects on the go! But I love it! It gives me variety!
Well off to work on the socks now. I’m at the part where I have to pick up stitches and I’m not very good at doing this yet so I prefer to do this during the day when I have the most light. Nothing worse then trying to make new stitches when you can’t see what you’re doing! LOL!
Hi there and welcome to Peartree Knitting where I’ll be sharing all my cozy creations!
I posted a pair of socks on my personal Facebook page recently and had a bunch of people ask for the pattern, so I thought that would be the first pattern I share. This is not your typical sock pattern that is knit in the round using double pointed needles. For this pattern you knit with straight needles! That’s my kind of knitting!! 😉
I modified the pattern to fit my size 8 foot (the author describes quite clearly how to do this) and I decided I would knit a pair at one time – 2 socks on one needle! What I like about doing this, is you get 2 socks that are exactly the same size and when you’re done, you’re done 2 socks. Unlike knitting in the round where once you complete 1 sock, you still need to knit the second one. Also, I didn’t have any worsted weight (4) yarn at home, so I used a DK (3) yarn and double knit it. So I had 4 balls of yarn going at one time.
Keep in mind these are house socks and not socks you can wear in a pair of shoes or boots. I suppose you could modify the pattern to use a lighter yarn and smaller needles to create a thinner sock, but I haven’t tried that yet.
Click here for the sock pattern. If you mouse over the bubble beside the highlighted areas, you’ll see my notes to create a pair of women’s size 8 socks.
So I hope you give these socks a try! I have mine on today and they are keeping my feet toasty on this very chilly day!