A couple weeks ago, I finished another knitting project: socks! They are one of the most popular knitted items ever, and definitely had a lot of new technique for me to learn like short-rows and heel-turning.
This pair was made for a friend who lives across the country. She said they fit a little small (her feet are much smaller than mine, so I couldn’t test them out before I sent them, unfortunately) so that was kind of a bummer, but the pattern worked out pretty well for me, otherwise.
The pattern I used was Red Heart’s Self-Striping Sock Pattern, and used their Heart and Sole sock yarn. This is my mom’s go-to sock pattern, so I figured it would be a good one to start with in case I needed to ask her for help. It’s a top down (as opposed to “toe up”) sock pattern that uses US2 DPNs, and was a good experience using DPNs (the hard part is casting-on so you don’t twist it!)
I think I want to make myself some knitted lace stockings after having tackled these, but I have another knitted project in the works for now (and a couple more in the queue too!)Share on Facebook