Monday, 2 February 2009

I Finished a Sock!

Yes, yes, yes! I finished my first sock on 4 needles (five if you count the one I was working with) and it fits, looks good and is superbly warm.

Pretty cool colours too! Regia machine washable sock yarn.

The pattern was Nancy Bush's Peter's Socks and I found it in the front of a book A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber, that Sandra lent me.

I shortened the foot length to suit my foot and grafted the toe instead of pulling up the final stitches in a circle as the pattern instructed. Kitchener stitch is not that difficult (thanks to my copy of Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting) and gives a much neater finish.

5 comments:

Jason Fist said...

Looks a bit fat in the foot and thin in the ankle, but I imagine that that's due to the elasticity of the wool.

I'm amazed that you can hand knit something so complicated!

Pearly Queen said...

It's because the leg part is knitted in a rib, which sort of bunches up when it's not being worn.

I LOVE FRANCE said...

I like your socks
Is that your son jason that comments .
I keep laughing at his comments he is so funny
loved the link to oh forgot was it beatrix potter think it was .
andrea

Pearly Queen said...

Yes, Jason is my son. Not sure about the Beatrix Potter comment though - i don't remember that...

I LOVE FRANCE said...

oops it was benjamin button im going senile lol
andrea