Saturday, February 6, 2010

My first sock, thanks for the tutorial!

Hi, I'm Sandy, and I've been knitting/crocheting for afghans for Afghans since 2006. Here's the first sock I've done, based on the this week's tutorial.

I've knit a few socks, but not in worsted wool, so thanks for the tutorial! I'm also appreciative that you "tricked" us into making larger socks-- I like making bigger kids' clothes to send to Afghanistan. It's more disappointing to have a gift that's too small than one that's too big!

This was really fast, folks: I started the day after the tutorial did, so you can definitely get a pair done in time for the Yarnmarket deadline, and certainly before the March 1 deadline!

Design notes: Used the cast-on 40 size, foot size is roughly 7 inches.
Koolaid dyed Patons for the orange, some odd wool for the gold. I fancied it up a bit with a k3 p1 rib down the instep (not too uncomfy) and heelstitch on the heel and toe for extra durability.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Great looking, sock, Sandy J! The colors came out very well

Worsted socks are quick.

I knit a pair of red socks along with this KAL and really appreciated Elizabeth's tips. I used magic loop (two at a time) rather than dpns. I just love having both socks done at the same time!

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