Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Off the Sticks

A second pair of socks have come off the sticks. This pair is the Serpentine sock pattern from the book Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy D. Johnson. I knit them two at a time on one long circular needle. A little confusing at first but once I figured out how to keep the balls of yarn separate it was easy.


This is my first lace sock pattern which was very easy to follow. I had my share of ripping and repeating, but eventually understood the increases, yarn overs and decreased stitches.


I wish I would have made them about an inch longer on the ankle, but I was afraid I might run out of yarn.


I also finished the Cascade quilt but will be writing a special blog post all about it, soon. It sure does make a pretty backdrop for the sock photos.


I used a Russian bind off technique and I don't think I am very good at it yet. The bind off caused a little bit of ruffling at the top of the socks, but I am sure I will get better as I make more socks.


Now I just need some cool fall temperatures so I can wear them.


Sock Stats:
Pattern: Serpentine Socks
Yarn:Regia Blitz Color 75% wool 25% Polyamid
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle

16 comments:

gpc said...

Oh my goodness, BEAUTIFUL! I can barely knit a dishcloth, but I would SO love to be able to knit socks. Knitted socks are a favorite of mine for myself and for gifts. :)

Julie said...

I have never tried socks - all those needles ....
The slight ruffling at the top looks pretty though.

Laura said...

they look amazing Di! :)

Patchwork and Play said...

You are welcome to some of our very cool Spring weather- I need my socks on tonight! Yours are great- I really admire your skilful knitting!

Dianne Neale said...

Well done - we can call you the crazy sock lady now!!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Your socks turns out beautiful. I am finishing off my first handknitted sock and am really looking forward to knit another right afte it got off the stick!

heart of charnwood said...

These look fab, I wish i could knit socks, they seem such a lovely thing to have hand knitted, especially as the temperature has dropped so much here!

Leanne said...

Your socks are lovely, and they are flying off your needles. It is plenty cool enough here to wear them.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

You'll have to teach me to knit at Sew South! :)

Jodi said...

You're right, they look fabulous with the quilt as a backdrop! I keep giving my sister hints to make me a pair of socks - so far, nothing doing. Looking forward to the quilt post!

Katy Cameron said...

They look fab! Although I think you need to move to a cooler climate if you're going to keep churning out those socks ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Brilliant skillz xxx

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

I absolutely KNEW you would be hooked!!!

Canadian Abroad said...

You lost me at the 'two at a time on one circular needle'. Knitting confuses me.

tusen said...

I've been admiring your sock knitting photos for some time but I've just realized that I've probably never told you that. And actually the ruffling at the top looks lovely - I thought it was intentional.
(And guess who has just ordered some sock yarn ;))

Trina Peterson said...

They are awesome DI! Hooray for socks! :)