Monday, 20 February 2017

Knitting some socks ....

It is one of my goals this year: to knit a pair of socks. I've been trying that since last year, but knitting socks is hard. For me it is. But when I see the pretty socks from Cherry Heart's Sandra, Jools from Sew Sweet Violet and Sam from Betsy Makes I just knów I want to be able to do this, too. I am now at my third attempt.😏
My second 'sock' is still on my needles, as it is my practice sock. When in doubt about the pattern I'll use that sock. This time I use yarn I'd bought three years ago in England. It's Sirdar Crofter DK (colour no. 45), a blend of acrylic, wool and cotton and I love the colours. It's not proper sock yarn, so I'll have to see how this works out.
Two days ago I finished the cuff, 15 rows (knit 2, purl 2), and three rows of the leg. But the next day I started to knit the cuff pattern again. Why??? I wasn't clearly paying attention, silly me. I noticed my mistake at row twenty. Ah well, no-one will see it. I think. The pattern I am using is WinwickMum's (Christine) sockalong-pattern. As she is English and I am Dutch it is an extra challenge to follow this pattern, but so far it is all very clear. There are lots of photos and any mistakes I make are entirely my own fault. Now, for this particular sock I did a few things differently. I used 3mm dpn's and my circular needle is also 3mm as the only 2,5mm circular I have is the one in the above photo.
And that is why I casted on 56 stitches instead of 60 stitches. Maybe this sock will be slightly too big, we'll see. The leg and cuff are now 60 rows long and I think it's time for the heel flap ....

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