I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I want to improve my knitting. My ultimate goal has been to knit socks. Well, I just finished my first pair!
They aren’t fancy, but it’s a huge accomplishment. Not only was it my first time knitting socks, but my first time successfully using DPNs. I’m more of a circular needle type of girl!
I took a class at my local yarn store– thank goodness! I never would have gotten through the pattern without the class. The pattern is Classic Socks for the Family for Yankee Knitter Designs, available for purchase on Ravelry. The pattern isn’t difficult, but for someone who hasn’t knitting socks, it helps to have the guidance. The great thing about the pattern is that it is written for fingering, sport and worsted weight yarn AND for all size socks from baby to men. For the class we used worsted weight yarn. I selected Rowan Pure Wool Superwashed. In case you are wondering, the color is #119 Magenta. I received tons of compliments on the color.
Now I am starting a second pair of socks using fingering weight yarn. Now that I kind of know what I’m doing, I want to modify the pattern a bit and make the toes a bit more rounded. For this pair I am using Cascade Yarn Heritage Prints. One ball will make a pair of socks. But with fingering-weight yarn, I’m a long ways from reaching the toe!