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A pair of socks

Pearl

A pair of socks
« on: March 06, 2017, 20:10:55 PM »
Thanks to all those who gave me advice when we were on the lifeboat, I have a pair of socks.  The first of many, I am sure.

Vegegrow

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 20:27:48 PM »
And very smart they are too... If I knitted socks they would fit an elephant...  :wool: I knit very very loosely
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Ploshkin

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 22:41:24 PM »
They look great, well done.  You might find socks quite addictive, they're nice and quick.
Life's too short for ironing.

Ellabella

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 22:47:39 PM »
Well done, aren't they nice and cosy.

I'm on pair 3, I do like a nice quick knit.
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

BrendaP

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 10:11:33 AM »
They look good Pearl.  Keep going, you need  a stash of sock yarn just as much as you need a stash of fabric to sew.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BrendaP

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 10:16:37 AM »
:wool: I knit very very loosely

Socks need to be nitted at a firmer tension to that recommended on the label if you want them to wear well.  At least 8 st per inch/ preferably 9 = 36 st/10cm if using 4 ply.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Pearl

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 10:56:21 AM »
Thank you for your kind comments, ladies.  They really are cosy.

Where would I keep a wool sock stash, Brenda?  I keep my fabric stash in two IKEA kallex units and I don't have room for a third.  Do you think my 15 year old son would swap his big bedroom for my small craft room?  I'm sure he would be able to concentrate better on his GCSE revision in a smaller space.  I'm only thinking of him. ;)

hernibs

Re: A pair of socks
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 14:33:58 PM »
Lovely socks indeed....I know I learned how to turn the heel many, many years ago and would love to have another go at it....but I couldn't wear even 4 ply in my shoes....I have had to abandon sports socks as they are too thick for me.....the only things is to knit chunky ones for the grandteenagers for around the house as they have underfloor heating etc.