Knitting Socks: I Finally Took The Plunge

by DawnAurora on 1:23 AM

in Knitting Projects

I admit I am a novice knitter.  I do have a couple sweaters under my belt.  One knit sweater in particular being literally three times my size.  I should have checked the gauge before I invested in all that yarn.  I find my comfort in crocheting.

sockthreadI am here to tell you do not be scared of knitting socks.  The results are worth the time and effort in the end.

I have been wanting to knit my first pair of socks back in 2006. That was how long ago?
Well, I finally did it. Now I am thinking to myself “Why did I wait so long?”

I have heard about this “turning the heel” ordeal. It just did not sound friendly. At that time I didn’t think there was any way I could tackle that because my knowledge of knitting was ‘nil.

Those darn directions basically got in my way and I haven’t even read them yet. I don’t really enjoy reading directions, but I will do it. I can easily follow crochet directions. Knitting on the other hand – holy cow. At one point during my sock experience I had to read the set of directions at least 20 times before I caught on as to how the row was to work out.

I went to my local yarn shop and bought myself #2 sized Brittany knitting needles, a Renaissance yarn Crazy socks II pattern, and Froelhlich wolle yarn. I am huge into wool.

Here are some of the stitches that I had problems with.

The first one is called PSSO which means pass slip stitch over. Here is a video that demonstrates the stitch.

This stitch was used in making the heel.

The other stitch I had a slight problem with was  called SSK otherwise known as knit 2 stitches together. This stitch I used in making the heel gusset. Here is a video that helps explain that stitch.

Here is a list of what I used:

  • Brittany Size #2 Needle
  • Renaissance Crazy Sock II Pattern Book
  • Froehlich Sock Wolle

This is what the result was of knitting my first sock.

knitsock

Enjoy knitting your first pair of socks. Once you start you definitely cannot stop at just one pair. Now I am making my son, daughter and hubby a pair.

Many Blessings,

Dawn

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