I finished knitting these socks last week using a pattern from GlennaC. Click here for her website. You can find another of her patterns here. I made them because I had to because I wanted to know why everybody seems to love knitted socks so much. As we have just started our summer here in England, it may be some time before I wear them in earnest, but when the time comes, I will be ready!
I made these on four double pointed needles and mastered the technique in the end although I can tell you it is tricky and requires practise. Then I saw a video on Tina’s website showing how to knit socks using two sets of circular needles so next time I’m going to try that. Tina at her website was making some stripey socks and I admired the way the stripes seem to match up in each sock. Some clever sock wool designing there!
Here is the link to the video showing how to knit with two sets of circular needles.
So I’m getting into sock knitting. In America sock yarn is everywhere but I don’t see it very much over here in England. Perhaps I just haven’t noticed it. We have different yarns in varied plys and I’m so familiar with the English ones that when in America, I see everything with fresh eyes. You have the space in your shops to see everything displayed my American friends. Never take that for granted please! To me it is like shopping in Aladdin’s cave!
Here are my socks again. I’m pleased with them. Thank you to Glenna and Tina for the tips.
welcome to the wide world of sock knitting! Your relatives will soon be dropping hints….
That’s a good point! Perhaps I should not draw attention to it.
These are lovely socks 😀 They’re very fashionable now so you could find yourself in high demand to make them for family and friends! 😉
Maybe! I was surprised when I put them on how comfortable they are. I have short, fat feet, like an elephant so I’m always looking for comfort!
Those are awesome and I love the color! Look comfy too 🙂 I’m almost done with my pair too.
It was your socks that inspired me to make mine, never having tried it before. I had purchased some stripey sock yarn whilst in America last Fall and wasn’t sure what to make with it. I made some clothes for my grandsons because sock yarn is just the right weight for that, but I had quite a bit left over. I still have some left so I might make another pair, this time using the two sets of circular needles, which I bought the other day after watching the video on your Blog. I hope you don’t mind that I repeated it. I thought it was so informative.
Make sure you post on yours when you finish them Tina. I’d love to see the finished item. I have a book of Jane Austen knits with some very pretty patterns in there. When I get round to it, I’m going to try one of those too. At the moment I have three projects on the go and that’s enough for now.
WOW, now they are awesome Socks!… look to be very warm…. I have never tried my hand at socks, Mittens and fingerless mittens yes… I can see where the circular needles would be handy.. Thank you for sharing Oma..
That’s the first pair of socks I’ve made Sue! In America it seems like everyone is making socks and I wondered what I was missing LOL They are comfortable and will be very warm so it was worth it. It may be a while before I make some more though (wink).