Knitting Socks

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Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, how about teaching an older person a new knitting method? You sure can!

I recently mastered knitting socks on two circular needles. I know others have been making this way for ages but I really don’t knit a lot of socks and have always used the 4 dpns. In fact it was 2012 when I knit the last pair!

I went to my favourite local yarn store, Grey Heron, for some advice. They suggested that as my other socks had turned out a bit big and stretched easily I go down a size or two in the circular needles. So I chose two 2.5 mm ones and a package of uneek sock yarn.

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This yarn has two balls exactly the same and it is self striping and both socks turn out exactly the same.

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Casting on and knitting the ribbing was never a favourite thing to do with the dpns and working carefully I managed to get it done fairly easily.

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I knit away over a few weeks, with Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and just general every day life slowing me down. I wasn’t in a hurry to get these finished as they were for me.

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I knit tube socks, not because I can’t do the heels (I learned that too), but because I just like the comfy feel of them. I don’t wear socks when I wear shoes or boots, just nylons. But I love to wear socks around the house and when I get changed into my pjs.

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my knitted socks

~Some of my completed socks~

a yarn line

6 Responses

  1. Kea

    They look cosy and comfy, perfect for curling up in the winter. Great reading socks. 🙂

    Good for you for learning a new way to knit them, btw. I’ve never tried to knit socks, whether on 4 needles or circular!

  2. Margy

    They turned out great, I’ve never even tried to knit and I haven’t picked up a crochet hook since I made my sofa arm covers over a year ago. – Margy

  3. Teresa

    They turned out great, I love that yarn. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party & happy new year!

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