Just had to show you how my lovely Happy Go Knitty BFL sock yarn socks turned out.
I’m super pleased with these socks. The yarn is finer than I normally work with, but it turns out 64 stitches cast on with 2.25mm needles in this yarn produces a perfectly fitting sock for me! I’ll have to remember to cast on less stitches next time I use a “regular” sock yarn!
As you’ll guess, I’m super, super happy with the toe:
Kitchener stitch is completely conquered!!! Yesss!!!!!
I also like the heel on these socks. This is the eye of partridge heel:
The pattern is the basic sock recipe found in Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. If you don’t have this book, I highly recommend it, especially for newbie sock knitters like me. Stephanie holds your hand all the way through the process, so you don’t feel lost at any stage of the proceedings (very important for the first few socks off the needles!)
Although I usually use sock projects as my ‘waiting’ knitting, and therefore prefer to keep them ‘plain vanilla’ so I don’t have to concentrate on the knitting, I’m starting to think about knitting others in a pattern. Which are your favourite sock patterns?