Sockgasm

This much be why you all handknit socks.

Socks

Oh my goodness, they feel so good on my feet!  I know that these will be getting a lot of wear as the apartment's thermometer dips lower and lower (stubborn New Englander that I am, I wait until the last possible minute to turn up the heat).

Closesock

In order to avoid kitchenering the toe, I followed the Greek bind-off technique recommended in the Priscilla's Dream Socks pattern.   The seam that the bind off makes across the toe is a pretty detail.  But, I must ask why anyone would do this if you planned to wear these socks with shoes (I don't, so it's okay).  That seam would start to feel uncomfortable after not too long.

Details:

Yarn: Dorchester Farms (I know!  What's a farm doing in Dorchester, Mass?) Superwash Merino Sockyarn.  Two hanks (A good amount of the second skein is left over.  Three skeins would probably knit two pairs of socks.)

Needles:  US3s

Pattern:  Alison's Anklets combined with the Sugar Scallops edging from Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments, with a little help from Priscilla Gibson-Roberts.

What would I do differently: next time I'll try a toe-up pattern.  No kitchenering, Greek bind offs or seams.  That sounds good to me.

 

oh la la, they are beauuuutiful !! I like the toe-up technic too, it is much easier to find the good number of stitches when you try a new yarn: you just increase until it fits !

Excellent! I wore a pair of my handknit socks all day the other day and I swear to you - my feet never felt so good!

Hey! Rumor has it there's a sock knit along just started - you might want to get in on that. ;-)

Tehehehe. I think tha's been my main comment of late. Hey, you can also do three needle bind-off to avoid kitchenering. I do. But now that I like toe-uping, it's not necessary (like you pointed out).

Don't be too intimidated by the Kitchener - it takes careful attention, but it's well worth it for the total lack of seam. There's a great video tutorial at knittinghelp.com. Your socks are fabulous!

Ah, Colleen, you inspire me to think that I, too, might be able to knit socks. Even with everything else in the WIP pile, I'll cast on as soon as my yarn and pattern book arrives.

Well done!

Beautiful colors! So cozy. Enjoy.

Handknit socks are the bomb! Now you too must be brought over to the dark side! I've never tried a greek bind-off, but kitchenering is easy-peasy. Maybe I'm just too lazy to learn the toe-up method. Mine works just fine. Your socks look great. Now where's the Softwist Cardigan?

Super cute! Enjoy lounging around in these, and if you ever get too cold, come on over - my building is heated to 95F during the winter!!!

Fantastic, and I love that yarn "grows" in Dot! I had great luck with this pattern -> http://tiajudy.com/putmeon.htm

Great yarn! Great socks!

Gorgeous! I love hand knit socks, tis the season!

Excellent socks! I love them!

Love the socks, the colors are beautiful. I agree there is nothing like handknit socks, when I am wearing a pair the entire day is much brighter. I also like the hats with pom-poms, but I am anxiously awaiting photos of the finished softwist cardigan.

It's that Eureka moment!

coould you please send me a pattern for the socks in the picture???It would be a dellite to have those on my feet also...
Douglass: 509 S W Horry St.
Madison Fl.
32340

P.S. your feet are exceptionally loverly

coould you please send me a pattern for the socks in the picture???It would be a dellite to have those on my feet also...
Douglass: 509 S W Horry St.
Madison Fl.
32340

P.S. your feet are exceptionally loverly

Those socks are so darn cute! I love the sugar scallops. I've never knit short row heels; I've always used the slip-stitch heel.

We haven't turned our heat up either. The floors are getting pretty chilly, yet the thermostat stays at 64!

So cute! I'm glad you have yourself a second pair of handknit socks.

The knitted socks are a continuous hug. Lovely colorway!

Knitted items DO save money. We stay pretty chilly here at Chez Etherknitter.

 

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