Sunday, March 26

I finally started!

Yes, that's right, I casted on my very first sock, and am on my way to knitting this lovely kilt hose for my boyfriend. Here I introduce you to (also my very first) the short row toe:

I am using a "generic" white aran 3/5 Nm yarn, from bluefaced leicester wool that is so soft and nice to work with. It doesn't split and knits up easily. Also, knitted on 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles it gives a stiff and sturdy fabric that softens up after washing, exactly what I was looking for. Yes, I swatched (sock-style, knit one row, move to the other end of the needle, carry your yarn along, knit next row. alsmot like a giant I-cord but leaving the yarn loose) and washed it to make sure the gauge was right and the fabric would be nice against the skin.

I'll keep you updated!


Blogger kraftygirl said...

Wow! I have not tried toe up socks yet, yours looks great!

10:56 AM  
Blogger String Bean said...

I can't wait to see more of the hose. What's the purple bit for?

2:47 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

That short row toe looks nice. I want to try some toe up socks. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed pair!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Sade said...

Thank you all!

It looks harder than it actually is, just follow the instructions.

String Bean, the purple bit is my provisional cast on - it was the only yarn in the same weight I had at hand.

2:32 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Wow, nice job there, 1st one?? Cool! Thanks for explaining the swatching in the round! I can understand it better now :)

4:26 PM  
Blogger Sade said...

Yup, very first sock in my life! I'll put a pic of the swatch on my blog - check it out, I'm making more updates there, so I don't bore you with my lots of pics and talk! ;)

12:01 PM  

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