Sunday, 27 March 2011

Successful Socks

First of all hasn't this recent spell of weather been beautiful.  I always feel guilty staying indoors and knitting.
Anyway, I completed my first successful pair of socks which actually fit me. Socks seem to be all the rage and there are some lovely sock yarns in the shops - so last week I bought a couple of balls of Wendy Happy which is a bamboo and nylon mix and really soft. The pattern I used is the Flat Socks Pattern on

The first sock was just a tiny bit small, so I increased the number of stitches to 60 sts and then took 15 sts off on waste yarn at each side.  I completed my ribs on a ribber (1 x 1 rib) and added 20 rows onto the length of the main sock leg as advised by Susan.
I am really pleased with the result and am now on my second pair.  Socks are quick, satisfying item to knit. Thanks Susan


Susan said...

I've never actually knitted the socks from my pattern on a modern standard machine, only the vintage Knitmaster 4500 so I really wasn't sure how well it would work.

Is this the start of your sock addiction?

Andrea said...

I think it maybe. I will not be able to pass a wool shop without looking at sock yarn. They would also make good presents.