Posts tagged ‘sock’

Sock Yarn!

 My husband motioned to me. “What is it Sweetie?” I ask. “Your worlds are about to collide.” He says and leads me around the corner and in my mind I could hear angels singing, for there in front of me was a clearance section filled with soooooooooock yaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrnnnnnn. I went in the store for two balls of sock yarn and left with an entire bag full!! Yes…. The Lord blessed me that day with sock yarn goodness. May I choose my patterns wisely and may my family’s feet be toasty warm in hand knit wool socks for years to come. Aaaaaaamen……

Generic Toe-up Sock Pattern

I think I’m going to give this a try. I’ve never done socks toe up before.

Generic Toe-up Sock Pattern

via Generic Toe-up Sock Pattern.

Clandestine & Candour: Photo Intensive – Short Row Toe – Tutorial

I came across this and thought I would share.

Clandestine & Candour: Photo Intensive – Short Row Toe – Tutorial

via Clandestine & Candour: Photo Intensive – Short Row Toe – Tutorial.

Sock Knitting Methods

I thought I had learned all the different ways to knit socks. I know how to knit them on two single point needles, I have knit them on sock looms, using four double pointed needles, using five double pointed needles, using a single 32″ circular needle (aka magic loop) and using two 16″ circular needles. I thought that was it. I thought I had hit a wall and there were no more options left, but a few days ago, I was happy to discover I was WRONG. Yea!

Apparently there are a few companies who make 9″ circular needles. I didn’t even realize there was such a tiny creature as a 9″ circ! This is exciting! Why is the prospect of knitting with a 9″ so exciting to me? Well because I LOVE all those pretty lacy sock patterns, but I find them extremely difficult on anything but my sock loom and I have a hard time finding fancy sock patterns with the right number of stitches for my loom. You see with all the other methods there are what we knitters like to call “joins”. Where one section of knitting “joins” to the next to make a continuous spiral to make a tube instead of a flat panel that would have to be sewn together afterwards. If you are knitting socks using 4 DPN’s there are three joins, 5 DPN’s four joins, magic loop=two joins, and two circs two joins as well, BUT being able to use only one 9″ circular….. NO JOINS!

Here’s a video demonstration I found on youtube.