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WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG

toileandtrouble

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #285 on: November 12, 2021, 23:22:25 PM »
@Ann Thank you!  I could have done with that- I am knitting a 26 stitch sleeve, in the round and I keep losing count of the rows.k

Ann

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #286 on: November 22, 2021, 10:55:05 AM »
I am chugging away on the socks for DGS. The gussets are done and I have 8 rounds knit on the foot of the first sock.


I've removed the two markers for the heel while I was padding it under the foot. I now take the row markers out on the leg and use them to mark every 10 rounds on the foot. The goal is to finish them by the end of the month as I have another pair to knit before Christmas. I am enjoying sock knitting a lot.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far:

Celia

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #287 on: November 23, 2021, 09:50:13 AM »
@Ann
They look like an interesting heel construction.  I am at the moment knitting some fingerless gloves and some socks , I do often have two projects on the go as sometimes I need something a bit mindless.

Is anyone else still knitting socks?  If so let us know what.

Flobear

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #288 on: November 23, 2021, 11:56:42 AM »
I haven't properly started my Hearthside slippers yet. What with the delay getting the third colour then three goes at doing the tension square then my Dorset sister asking if I had had a chance to work out the pattern for the 'apple cosy' I've got a bit behind. Oh, and curtain-making.
A sewing room now painted!

Ploshkin

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #289 on: November 23, 2021, 14:04:04 PM »
I've just finished a second pair, they're currently wet but will be photographed when dry.
Life's too short for ironing.

Starryfish

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #290 on: November 23, 2021, 17:12:33 PM »
I'm currently wearing my socks I knitted back in October, they are very comfortable. DSIL wants some more for his C*******s present so I've ordered some more wool. Will start them when it arrives.
Garments made so far in 2021
15- 20 metres fabric sewn

Turquoise

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #291 on: November 23, 2021, 21:00:47 PM »
I am still knitting my first socks - I haven’t had much time lately but they are coming on well and I’ve got the bug and have bought yarn for 2 more pairs.  Will put photo up when they are finished .  I’m knitting the pebble socks by Mina Philipp.

Ann

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #292 on: November 23, 2021, 21:24:39 PM »
@Celia, I now do the heel down to the end of the gusset as it is suppose to give more padding where they could wear out. I wait and see if it works or not.

I have 1.25" left to knit on the first sock's foot and then will be doing the 2nd sock. After that the toes and I'm done. Then on to DDIL's socks. Then knitting will be done for Xmas. I do have some sewing to do and I need to get some gifts bought. We have had a good rain storm hit yesterday and we are still under a rain warning. It has turned cool and I'm sure we will have flurries tonight.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far:

Pearl

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #293 on: Yesterday at 15:02:12 »
Please could someone recommend some self-patterning sock yarn with a co-ordinating plain yarn?  I like WYS Peacock but can’t find it in stock anywhere.

Turquoise

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #294 on: Yesterday at 16:06:43 »
@Pearl - at the time of writing this there are 5 balls of peacock available here https://thefoundryworks.co.uk/shop/yarn/west-yorkshire-spinners-signature-4ply

Hopefully they will still have some when you look.  I have bought some of the Robin colourway

Pearl

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #295 on: Yesterday at 16:25:42 »
Thanks, @Turquiose .  Have ordered Peacock and Blue raspberry for the cuffs, heels and toes.

Turquoise

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #296 on: Yesterday at 16:30:58 »
That’s great you got some @Pearl - I was worried it might be gone if you didn’t see this message for a while.

I like the idea of plain cuffs, heels etc, do you have a specific pattern or will you just change a pattern (asking as I’m a sock novice and tempted by the idea) :)

Pearl

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #297 on: Yesterday at 16:32:47 »
I’ll just use my usual basic sock pattern and change it up.

Ploshkin

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #298 on: Today at 14:07:02 »
I've finished my second pair of socks.  I had been intending to do a lacy pattern but thought they were looking too much like bedsocks so went for a simple K6 P2 (on alternate rows) rib.  Just because I'd never done it before I did Eye of Partridge stitch for the heel flap, which is just an offset slip stitch rib.  I think it makes a slightly denser flap but I think that the usual slip stitch rib would have looked better with the rib pattern of the sock.
So, here they are and I think that's me socked out for this year. Thank you @Celia for starting this off and giving me a nudge.
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Life's too short for ironing.

Celia

Re: WINTER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« Reply #299 on: Today at 14:16:20 »
No problem @Ploshkin i am really glad people have joined in and enjoyed it.  I am knitting some fingerless gloves in slip-stitch at the moment I do also have some socks on the needles.

I have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s socks do keep posting  :loveit: everyone has done so well