Category Archives: Sock Knitting

Corona Sock Became Dotty Sock

Dotty Socks

My original intention was to knit corona socks, but it didn’t go well. I stuffed up converting from flat to in the round and decided to do something else – Polka dot socks.

The yarn is Malabrigo Sock (033 Cereza) and I am using 2.25mm needles. Twisted rib, cuff and a normal heel flap, heel turn.

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A New Sock Project

One of my sneaky children liberated this yarn from my stash and gave it to me for mother’s day!

So this will be the next sock project – after the Covid socks. I am going to pick a pattern from the 52 Weeks of Sock book.

No new T.V series to report on – I gave up on The Last Kingdom (too violent for me). I am looking forward to the new series The Great.

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Corona Sock

I needed to knit something that didn’t require as much concentration as my roadside beanie, so I started knitting my corona sock – just working on the cuff at the moment.

Finished The Miniaturist and have started the latest season (season 4?) of The Last Kingdom – possibly too violent for me (someone got an arrow in the eye – ergh)

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Shell Cottage Finished

Socks are finished

As predicted I finished the socks last night (and Normal People). I need to block them, but it’s a rainy day here so I am going to wait for better drying weather.

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Shell Cottage Sock Update

I am up to the toe – I use the toe construction that Kate Atherley has in her Custom Socks book.

Still making my way through Normal People, maybe two episodes to go? The socks and TV series might finish at the same time.

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Shell Cottage Sock Progress

Progress on Sock 2

I have been getting a bit of knitting done in the evenings while watching TV (currently making our way through Normal People).

I am almost to the toe – I get about 12 rounds done per evening.

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Sock Update

Progress on Sock 2

I have just checked and I haven’t mentioned these socks before.

Here is the finished one

This is my interpretation of Helen Stewart’s Shell Cottage pattern.

I am using yarn from Fiber Lily (Ebb colourway – I originally bought it to make a shawl, but given that I don’t wear shawls I decided to make socks instead).

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Project Bag

Sock Knitting Project Bag

I have made a new project bag for my sock knitting. I wanted it to fit my knitting (obviously) and an A5 notebook. I also like the zip closure rather than a drawstring.

The machine embroidery design is from Urban Threads.

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Covid 19 Socks

The start of my plague socks

Like everyone else in the world, I am in lock-down. Not as harsh as other countries, at this stage it is mostly voluntary. Strongly advised to stay at home; and cafes, restaurants, gyms, any place where people congregate are closed. The borders are closed. People are still being selfish and incredibly irresponsible.

So time for a new knitting project. I am going to knit socks (using a lovely red Malabrigo -it’s called Cereza). I am going to put this on the leg

As you can see, I have started the swatch.

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Heart Socks Finished

Heart Socks

I finished the Heartgyle socks from Boost Your Knitting.

I am really pleased I had a go at knitting intarsia in the round – not a fan of the ‘seam’ you can see on the back (see below).

See the seam on the right?

My first heart was much better than my second heart. I think it was because I left all of the weaving in to the end on the first one, but did as I went with the second, which made my tension a bit crap.

I do like the different coloured cuff, heels and toes, so I will do that again. I am keen to try stranded colour work socks, but next up I am going to knit my own version of Helen Stewart’s Shell Cottage Socks (I will use the stitch pattern, but my own ‘recipe’).

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