Monday, 21 September 2015

A finished pair of socks...at last

I've finally got round to finishing a pair of socks that I started a long time ago! I had one knitted and one on the needles this time last year, so it's been pretty slow progress.


The sock pattern is from an excellent book called Favorite Socks. There are twenty five patterns in this book and these are the first pair that I have got round to making


The socks I chose to knit are called Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark.  They are a relatively simple knit and purl pattern made a bit more special by the twisted rib created by knitting through the back of the loops on the knit stitches.


The socks are knitted on four or five needles in the round. The books gives instructions for five needles but I prefer four.


I used 2.5 mm needles and the yarn used was Regia Stretch 4ply (now discontinued) which is a mix of pure new wool, nylon and polyester. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and I think a beginner sock knitter could tackle these socks if they wanted to try something a bit more interesting than a plain stocking stitch sock!


It has taken me about 2 years to finish these socks and I'm quite pleased with the end result!


However I have discovered it is very hard to get a decent photograph of your own feet. Any tips for photographing socks welcome!


On other news, I've now lost a total of six and a half pounds, so feeling pleased with myself.

Have you got any knitting UFOs?

Catherine x

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous yarn - learning to knit is on my to do list!

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    1. Thank you, I do like self-striping sock yarn!

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