Are you joining us for our Sock-A-Long?? Are you still thinking about it? Is it your first time knitting socks? Don’t be nervous! Now is the time to learn something new and this great pattern, “Soxploration” by Earth Tones Girl Designs is the perfect one to start with.
It is time to start knitting your socks! Do you still need to choose some yarn? We are featuring Alegria by Manos del Uruguay, Huasco Sock (both Kettle Dyed and Hand Painted), Tippy Tree Fingering, a local yarn dyer. That cute center sock was knit by Patti in a new Plymouth yarn Shades of Sockotta. It comes in some great marled colors – PERFECT for socks. (blend of cotton, wool and nylon) For an added touch of color, you can also use a contrast or complimentary color for the toes, heels, and cuffs. Katia makes a wonderful yarn called United Sock that is perfect for our project—they’re just 25 grams. Check out all the fun colors RIGHT HERE! And you remember the deal, right? You buy the yarn, we’ll buy you the pattern!
For the next two weeks, we’ll be working on the cast on, cuff, and leg. This sock is knit cuff down, and we have some tips for you:
- One of the most important parts to consider is the right needle size. Check your knitting to be sure you are making a good fabric. You don’t want it too loosey-goosey, but you do want a nice dense fabric. That will make your socks durable and comfortable. I used a size one for the Huasco socks, and a zero for the Alegria, and Amy used a size one for her socks made of Tippy Tree yarn. You can use DPNs or circular needles.
- Choose your size…when you’re measuring your foot, measure the largest part.
- If you are worried about your cast-on being too tight, cast on with a larger needle and then begin knitting with your planned needle.
See you in the next newsletter!