That was an interesting and absorbing experience. Everyone talks about the turning of the heel (a very geeky, joyful experience). But the thing that gets me about socks is… Kitchener stitch. Shiver. That grafting thing was hard to get my head around. I need more practice.
I used the Yarn Harlot’s (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee) basic sock recipe, found in her book “Knitting Rules!” The New Zealand yarn used is one that’s no longer on the market – Needlefood’s sock yarn, in Sweet Chilli.
Now I’ve knitted my first pair, and have figured out how my foot differs to the basic pattern, it’s time to knit a pair that fits perfectly! 🙂