You read that right. I’m finally knitting socks after my first and only knitted pair back in 2017. Though a success and a beautiful pair, I’m not sure I like wool socks so I’ve not knitted another for me since then. However, since winter-related illnesses got in the way on the home front, and I didn’t have enough time to devote to my Orkney cardigan (at a stage where a good finish is key), I decided to re-visit old WIPS, and also cast on a pair of socks.
Today’s post will be quick intros, because there’ll be more details when they get off the needles, which shouldn’t be long, REALLY.
So, first up is Kia Socks, a free pattern on Ravelry by Dawn Henderson. I decided to cast on for my youngest, and below is my current progress.
I’ve enjoyed knitting on this, and now his older brother wants one. Knitting this pair made me understand why sock knitting is so popular.
Before the Kia Socks, there was the technicolour pair below. I cast it on for my husband in June 2017 when I had no idea what I was getting myself in, and knew nothing about self-striping yarn. So, I used different balls of yarn for the stripes which turned out to be a royal pain.
For this, I just knitted a tube and did the afterthought heel. It however turned out too long and wide, and I had take out some stripes. So much for DIY. Hopefully, all is under control now.
Then the most exciting of all, another socks for my husband, this time in FairIsle!
Till next time.