Socks Knitted from the Cuff Down

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of actually completing a pr. of socks that are pretty and that are a custom fit. I was fascinated by Donna's Continental style of knitting and have been working on becoming comfortable with it. I felt that my way of handling the yarn in English knitting was awkward and have discovered that I am more comfortable knitting Continental most of the time. I am still working on purling automatically in Continental so am switching back-and-forth between the two methods as needed. I think I just need more practice with this method. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Measure carefully and take the time to return to the videos to help you get through any part of knitting the sock that seems confusing to you. It will become clear. Measure your gauge carefully. Give yourself time to settle in to sock knitting if you are new to it. Practice does help! I would recommend beginning with a simple stitch pattern like my 1x1 ribbed cuff, 2x2 leg and top of the sock or maybe a stockinette stitch instead of a more complicated pattern. If you are already accustomed to sock knitting and just want to learn to make-up your own socks; go for it! This is a great class because Donna is patient and also offers many tips to make your socks fit perfectly and to help you design your own unique socks. Thanks Donna!

What you will need

  • Cascade Yarns Heritage Hand Painted Sock Yarn
  • 75% Merino Superwash 25% Nylon
  • Color 9862; 7-8 stitches = 1 inch on US 1-3 needle. I actually used size 1 dpn needles for the 1x1 ribbed cuff and for the heel flap and turn and size 2 dpn needles for the 2x2 ribbing and stockinette stitch on the rest of the socks.

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