Saturday, August 20, 2005

FO: My First Own Socks!

My own first pairI'm so excited about having my own first pair of handmade socks to wear! These are made with Elann's Sock-it-to-Me, on size 2.5mm 40" circs via the magic loop for the foot, and then I switched to 2.25mm dpn's for the ribbed cuffs. I used the suspended BO with 3.25mm, but it's still a little tight if I wear them pulled up, but fine when folded down.

After a warm water machine wash and low heat dryer, the stitches are perfect, and the socks shrank a bit, so they fit now. I can hardly wait for cool weather, so I can sport these with a pair of comfy loafers at work!

Thanks Gina for the yarn, and guiding me through the toe-up CO. Can't wait to see what she comes up with for the Sock-Pal exchange. I've got to get on the ball and finish mine too!

I followed most of the advice in Queen Kahuna Crazy Toes and Heels. I started with the Aloha CO, then did a standard short row heel, with a small gusset increase before and decrease after the heel, but with the suspended BO. My next own pair will be 100% QK style, since Mary Anne is the best thing to happen to sock knitting since the invention of the needle. Thanks for sharing your genius with the world!

7 comments:

  1. They look great! And the colours are beautiful!

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  2. Not only to they look great, they look like they won't fall down!

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  3. Those are really your first? Wow, they look great--what a fun color!

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  4. Not the first socks I ever knitted, but my OWN first pair. First one was too small for DD, so it's on my knitting table stuffed w/ scrap yarn. The first sucessful pair for DD are too thick for shoes, lol.

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  5. Congrats on your first socks! They are just fabulous-ishness! Whoo Hoo!!!

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