Friday, 11 February 2011

FO Friday- C socks

Another letter down in the A-Z sock knitting, I am loving this challenge! (sorry about the rubbish pictures, they were taken inside as it has been raining here)
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Yarn: The Yarn Yard Croft in green
Needles: 2.5mm dpns
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Close up of the stitch work:
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These are a super easy knit, the patterning is all done with knit and purl stitches so they go quickly. It is probably the simplest knit in the book (Sock innovation by Cookie A), there are some seriously complicated patterns in there!
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The yarn is not the softest but still nice and I suspect will get softer with washing. It would perhaps have been better knit on 2.25mm needles, I like a denser sock but the pattern is only given in one size (probably the main flaw of this book is a shortage of sizes). Admittedly it could be up sized without too much difficulty, but I was in the mood for straight from the pattern knitting.
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I didn't really do or watch any one thing while making these, which makes subtitling them harder. Therefore they are going to be the very non excitingly named "Hunt for the perfect sock part 2".
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Although I have been making socks for a while I have yet to find the perfect fit, the heel flap often slides under my foot which can be annoying. It means I wear hand knits with shoes (holds the heel flap in place) and shop bought when I am wandering about in my socks. If I am making 26 pairs of socks I am going to wear them, and wear them a lot!
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Part one of trying to find a good fit was a deeper heel flap, the B socks were also larger around but ribbed (that was the pattern). Still not perfect so this time I have gone for longer feet figuring if the foot is too short it will pull the heel flap under. This means these socks have amusingly long feet- usually I get bored on the foot so this could well be the issue. It seemed to work yesterday, but I was wearing shoes so have yet to put them to the real test. I am going to try a short row heel at some point too.
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Apologies for the rather long sock fitting based post, more pictures and less rambling tomorrow I promise.

8 comments:

  1. Good Post! I always learn so don't feel like you are rambling. One day I will start knitting socks (this spring, I swear) and I will remember your thoughts.

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  2. Wonderful! Sounds like such a great challenge... and fantastic socks!

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  3. I like the texture on these, and the yarn is such a nice green, too. (And good luck on your search for the perfect heel! With a whole alphabet of socks, you're sure to find it.)

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  4. You are on a sock marathon! They look great. My fear when I start knitting socks is to have a bunch that don't fit. I have really long/skinny feet. LOL

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  5. Cute socks. I love that book! There are so many neat patterns in it.

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  6. Great socks! I love the color. The neat thing about knitting is that you can customize the fit of your socks. Good luck on finding the perfect one.

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  7. This pair looks cute and comfy. You are a speedy sock knitter!
    Have you tried Priscilla's Dream socks?
    http://dlainjackson.pbworks.com/f/pgrdreamsocks.pdf
    It's my favorite for making socks that fit well. It's a plain ribbed sock but now I use the sizing info to figure out how many stitches to cast on for other patterns too.

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