The sock (my first 'real' one)

VillageKnittiot's picture

Sock (alas, only one so far)
Schoeller-Stahl "Fortissima Colori"
2 US Sized 2 circs.
(Directions and pattern from Cat Bordi "Fortissima Fairisle Socks... for the Skacel Collection)


Great going! The sock looks

Great going! The sock looks fantastic, and I'm ready to do an internet search and buy some of that yarn! If you have trouble starting the 2nd sock, try knitting both at the same time---two skeins of yarn, two sets of needles.

Knit the cuff and leg for one sock, then set it aside and knit the cuff and leg for the second. Then divide for the heel and knit the heel flap for the one; set aside, and do the same for the other sock.

Switch off this way, through each stage of the sock knitting process, leaving the grafting of the both socks for the very last step. The result? Both socks done at the same time!


PeterMark's picture

I don't know about that

I don't know about that commitment stuff, Stan. My first sock isn't going all that well. I'm thinking I might donate it to the local Veteran's Hospital. They can give it to an amputee, then I don't have to make another one!


MMario's picture

I finished my first

I finished my first yesterday - - well, it was a christmas stocking - but it's the first one I've done that I actually turned the heel, and made a proper heel flap and gusset, rather then doing a gussetless short row heel.

Next big project is Eunny Jung's Bayerische socks done as kilt hose.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

ronhuber's picture

Great work. Aren't they fun

Great work. Aren't they fun to do. My mother used to make us cast on the second one as soon as we grafted the toe. I find it helps to get it started. I have trouble wearning socks now that aren't hand knit. Congratulations.

SKHolt's picture

That's the trouble with

That's the trouble with socks. You commit yourself to two. HA!!

Pretty yarn is that that self-striping Opal stuff?