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WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG

Celia

WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« on: September 08, 2021, 10:54:04 AM »
I mentioned last month that it might be nice to do a Sock knit along this month so if anyone is interested shall we start, I was thinking of starting next week.

I am not thinking of any hard and fast rules but I will post some notes and links on Monday for anyone who needs any help or inspiration.  In the meantime maybe you would like to look out some sock wool there are loads of different types out there and of course you can use thicker yarn if you want heavier socks.

Hope to see you here soon, if you have any question or suggestions please let me know.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 12:33:17 PM by Iminei »

realale

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 11:37:46 AM »
As part of my 'try something new' campaign a few years ago I knit myself some socks following a Craftsy programme. They turned out so big (my measurements not tension  :|) that my husband has worn them since. He claims they are the most comfortable socks he owns and looks hopefully at me with puppy eyes every time he wears them. However, I'm not a knitter and that pair was enough for me to be satisfied - having said that it would solve the 'what do I get him for Christmas' dilemma!!  :laughing:
So many beers, so little time. 🍻

Stash sewing 2021 19m used

BrendaP

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 12:27:59 PM »
@Celia  Did the knit along get going?
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Celia

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 13:00:44 PM »
This is what I am trying to get started @BrendaP so just grab you wool😍

@realale come on join us, think how happy your hubby will be.

Flobear

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 13:50:37 PM »
I'm in. I just bought some sock wool the other day  :thumbsup:

I have also been investigating 'slipper socks' as I would like to knit a pair for when my Tigger socks are in the wash. Haven't found a free pattern that I really like. Has to be knitted in the round, can't be doing with sewing!
A sewing room now painted, in use and awaiting curtains.

Ploshkin

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2021, 15:45:25 PM »
@Flobear try looking for an adult knitted ugg boot pattern or look at Drops Design.  You may find something that fits the bill.
Life's too short for ironing.

Ann

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2021, 16:50:13 PM »
I'm in. I've started on my 2nd pair yesterday. They will never look as well matched as your @Celia. But DD will love them.

This time, I'm doing the Snake River sock pattern and following along another video series to see what else I can learn. But here is the first cuff.


The second sock is cast on and 2 rows of ribbing has been knit.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

Flobear

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2021, 17:22:14 PM »
I like K2 P2 rib. It always seems cosy and looks neat.
A sewing room now painted, in use and awaiting curtains.

Pearl

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2021, 18:17:34 PM »
I’m in and I have sock yarn.   :dance:

toileandtrouble

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2021, 21:31:40 PM »
@Celia  Are we all following one pattern or doing our own thing?
Yarn down:  150g
Fabric down:  0m

Celia

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2021, 22:14:01 PM »
@toileandtrouble   I am intending to launch this with a few suggestions re patterns etc  on Monday but there are no real rules and you can of course use your own pattern if you would like.

BrendaP

Re: September sock knit along
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2021, 23:40:44 PM »
I'll probably use the pattern that is in my head as I've now made it so many times; the question is what colour will they be?
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Ann

Re: SEPTEMBER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2021, 11:13:46 AM »
Time to introduce my socks. I am knitting cuff down socks using Patons Kroy Socks Yarn in Slate Jacquard. Needles are 2.5mm circular needles. The sock is from Knit A Sock and I chose to knit the pattern for the leg and instep from the Snake River Sock pattern.

I have chosen to knit the socks at the same time on 2 separate needles. The cuffs are done which was the easy part.


I have knit one pattern repeat on the first sock.


I've now started the first pattern repeat on the 2nd sock. Once it is done, I will probably knit the leg on the first sock and then go back and knit the leg on the 2nd sock.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

Celia

Re: SEPTEMBER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2021, 11:54:57 AM »
@Ann they look fantastic, well done

Iminei

Re: SEPTEMBER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2021, 16:33:39 PM »
Quote from Vegegrows  who is always in my heart ...

March 06, 2017, 20:27:48 PM »

And very smart they are too... If I knitted socks they would fit an elephant...    I knit very very loosely


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