Socks, socks, and more socks
It’s been quite some time since I picked up the needles and knitted anything with any kind of value. The last two knitting projects were shelved because I lost my mojo and couldn’t find it behind the couch cushions. However, as I was shuffling around some supplies one afternoon, I found a set of DPN HiyaHiya needles stuck in another project.
I finished the project and decided that I really didn’t enjoy how it turned out, so I frogged the project and started something else. I found in my stash a caked sock blank that I had set aside for an intarsia project that failed before it even started. It’s just the way it is sometimes.
I used a free toe-up sock pattern from Loop London that is super-easy to follow and great for beginners. Obviously, I have no affiliation with this company, but I do think the pattern is very easy to follow and can be tailored to fit almost any size feet by casting on more stitches. Once you get past the toe aspect, you can also incorporate your own stitch designs for fancy socks or leave as is for basic socks.
The instructions include an after-thought heel, but if you’re afraid of the kitchener stitch as a lot of knitters are, you can visit The Chilly Dog on Youtube for a superb video titled ‘Purl Side Kitchener Stitch‘, which will take the headache out of finishing off the heel.
I have finished one set of socks using the Toe-up Socks pattern by Loop London and will add photos to this post once they are all dry. I did post some pictures on the Dyers Remorse Instagram feed while I was working both socks, but I will post more polished images when I get around to it.
After having finished off the gradient socks using a hand-dyed sock blank, I decided to use the sock pattern as the basis for some DK over-dyed/resist dyed yarn that I finished a few weeks ago. I’ve been out of the dyeing game for a little bit and have tried to stagger my return, but I’m seeing so much inspiration that I can’t sleep at night!