socks for me

scottly's picture

I made my first pair of socks about a year ago and have made a pair every couple of weeks since but this is only my second pair for me. I love giving socks away but it's also nice to be generous with yourself. These are made from Mission Falls Superwash DK weight. It will be interesting to see how they wear being 100% merino and all.

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TheKnittingMill's picture

These look like a big bear

These look like a big bear hug for your feet! I love the color! Nice job!!

“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman

crmartin's picture

Very nice! They look so cozy

Very nice! They look so cozy and warm.

Randy

scottly's picture

They are warm and cozy but

They are warm and cozy but like most hand knit socks they breathe better then commercial socks and never suffocate my feet.

Thomasknits's picture

I'm going to venture a guess

I'm going to venture a guess that the socks are toe-up?
-Thomas

scottly's picture

No, cuff down. I haven't

No, cuff down. I haven't figured out toe up yet.

Crafty Andy's picture

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog what size needles do you use. Your color choices are very nice by the way, they look fantastic. What kind of cast on? WHat size needles? What weight of yarn? How did you finishe the toe grafting , how many stitches on each side? I want to know, it helps me get into gear about making socks which will be my next projects soon!

scottly's picture

Top down, long tail cast on,

Top down, long tail cast on, Size 2 needles, DK wt yarn, Kitchener stitch, 16 stitches each of four needles,total of 64 stitches. The cuff is k1, p1 leg pattern is k2, p2. I knit continental and I'm a very loose knitter so you may need to make adustments for your style if knitting. And thanks for the compliment.

Crafty Andy's picture

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Thanks for the info, they look very comfy and the stich definitiion is fantastic. Your explanation helps a lot as it gives the details of your knitting. Thank YOu!

knit_knot_eat's picture

what do you mean by "DK wt

what do you mean by "DK wt yarn"?

MMario's picture

DK weight is lighter then

DK weight is lighter then worsted weight, heavier then fingering or most sport. (sport and DK overlap to some extent.)

see This page which has one of the clearest most comprehensive decriptions of the various weights I've seen. Though the lines between all the various classificatons blur....

daveballarat's picture

Thanks for the web address,

Thanks for the web address, very handy. Am only a beginner. I had noticed different weights but I have language difficulties, lots of wool is produced here in Turkey and the wool is exported so when I see different things printed on labels I don't know if it is a local anomaly or how it really is. Now I have a reference.
Thanks

Dave
Istanbul, Turkey

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I used to make all my socks

I used to make all my socks as gifts. Then, after a friend told me just how good they were, I started making them for myself. Now, several friends are sad because they only get the ones that I don't want. LOL --Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Thomasknits's picture

Is the yarn variegated, or

Is the yarn variegated, or did you get that effect another way? Gorgeous socks btw.
-Thomas

scottly's picture

It's a tri-color twist or

It's a tri-color twist or tweed. The color name is Granite. The cuffs and toes are beige.

albert's picture

Very cozy!

Very cozy!

scottly's picture

Is there anything cozier the

Is there anything cozier the merino?

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well, cashmere comes to

Well, cashmere comes to mind. I have some gorgeous cashmere I picked up at a thrift store but have never been brave enough to work up. A coworker once told me cashmere socks were practically sinful, they felt so good. And those were commercial machine knit. I imagine a handknit pair would be sinful, if you wanted to look at it that way. I wouldn't. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

scottly's picture

I've also made some Alpaca

I've also made some Alpaca socks for my sister - they seemed pretty cozy too. I've never knit with cashmere but the next time I'm at the LYS I'll be looking.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Dear friends gifted me some

Dear friends gifted me some fantastic alpaca sock weight (Tree Frog - handspun Bolivian) and they are fabulously soft and comfortable. Unfortunately, I have to reknit them because of damage on the soles. I think a m*th may have had a snack. Although I hope it was a weak spot in the yarn itself. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

richiesoft's picture

Wow, they look brilliant. I

Wow, they look brilliant. I hope the ones I am trying to knit turn out half as good!!

chipsir's picture

....and they look very good

....and they look very good to me!!!! We knitters are like the shoe maker's son who has no shoes to wear lol