First Sock

Project Description

What are you most proud of? First pair of socks and they look pretty good. I modified the sock to what my roommate liked without getting lost. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Donna really gives you the tools to make a nice sock. Don't be afraid to read and listen to the instruction and then modify to what suits your needs. I adore the afterthought heel, and the Kitchener stitch is like magic.

What you will need

  • Classic Sock in French Blue from SunriseFiberCo.

Q&A with rawrpounce

NeedleCrafter asked:
I love your adaptation! I would like to modify a pair just like you have, since I do not like knee-high socks. Was it difficult to figure out how to adapt the pattern?
rawrpounce answered:
No I found that with Donna's instructions on customizing the fit + the anatomy of the sock section it was easy. I just knit the sock as instructed for the size I was making, did an afterthought heel and then knitted the length the recipient wanted. I would recommend that you still do the rib at the top, I had to reinforce the top with eleastic to make it stay on the foot.
EBlack asked:
Love your socks !
rawrpounce answered:
Thank you!
janeae776702 asked:
I've tried socks before and couldn't get the knack of double pointed needles. Could you suggest material that isn't so slippy-slidey when the knitting process is underway? I'm excited to begin.
rawrpounce answered:
If double points are too unwieldy you might try knitting socks on two circular needles or one long circular needle for magic loop. You could also try switching the material your needles are made of to wood or carbon fiber (Karbonz are my favorite right now). I'd stick with a superwash wool with nylon for the yarn.

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