This will be the last pair of socks I’ll be knitting for a while as I’ve ran out of suitable yarn 😦
Once again the pattern is from Ann Budd’s book, ‘Getting Started Knitting Socks’, this one is called, Seeded Rib. The yarn I used is Sirdar Soft Cotton aran, and it isn’t really ideal for socks, they seem to have come out on the large side, but they’ll keep my tootsies warm!
My second pair of socks from Ann Budd’s ‘Getting Started Knitting Socks’ book, I think I’m getting the hang of it!
The yarn is Pure Cotton Double Knitting by Razzle Dazzle yarns…never heard of it? Neither had I until I found it on eBay sold by a shop called benlyndalle, who offer quite a range of fair priced yarn. This particular one is only £2.65 per 100g ball (excluding p&p), and that was enough to knit the pair of socks. It can be a bit splitty, but overall knits up nicely and is very soft to wear.
I found that it was easier and quicker knitting these patterned socks than the plain ones I knitted earlier, concentrating on the lace kept my attention focussed!
Will there be any more socks? Well I’ve got a book showing how to knit 2 pairs at once with circs…so maybe 🙂
In October 2015 I knitted a sock, just the one, with the intention of knitting a pair…it never happened. Mojo died, enthusiasm left the building, whatever the reason, I failed 😦
Now, over a year later I have finally knitted one whole pair of socks, wooohooo!!
They haven’t been washed or blocked, and I made a few mistakes, but at least I have a whole pair of socks, in pink! The yarn I used is Paton’s Washed Cotton DK, it’s actually a lot finer that I would have liked, but it knits beautifully. Not sure how much yarn I used, there was a partial ball, then one full ball, then a bit of another full ball, so I guess around 1½ balls.
The pattern is from Ann Budd’s ‘Getting Started Knitting Socks’, it was quite easy to follow the instructions, which are written for DPN’s. I actually started with circs, using the Magic Loop technique, then changed over to DPN’s for the shaping and finishing.
Will I knit another pair? Hmm, I’m thinking about it, ask me again next year!!
NB: For the record, they didn’t actually take me a year to knit, just a few days!
Unable to find pure cotton socks in a colour I like, and a price I can afford, I’ve decided to knit my own. The odd sock pictured above was to see if I could knit a heel…not bad for a first attempt. Now I’ve moved on to the real socks, sneak peek below…more to follow later, at the speed I knit, probably a lot later!!