I am not done with socks yet. Even though my boyfriend is already tired of hearing me talk about socks so much, poor him.
My second pair of socks for this month are the feather lace socks.
The yarn I used is a commercial yarn I got once, but I didn’t like the colors to much so I dyed it again. I like the effect, but it doesn’t really show the pattern very well.
I knit the first sock twice because my first try was way too big. Unfortunately when I was wearing this pair I realized that they were still too big. This is my first pair of knee socks and they will not stay up. So not the perfect pair, but they will keep me warm in the winter.
My super-stripey socks are my third pair of the month.
I used my super-stripey hand dyed yarn, it has ten different colors. My mother requested a pair of mittens with this yarn and I still had 50 grams left. Perfect for small ankle socks. I used a double gusset, which fits really well and kind of hugs my feet. I love ‘m.
Kiwiyarn knits has a great post on knitting socks and how to knit the socks that fit your feet best. It really gave me something to think about when I was knitting. I have now made a few top-down and toe-up socks and here are my thoughts so far:
- My top-down socks are the most comfortable even though they are a bit big, so I just imagine how perfect they must fit with the correct size.
- Either I have very slim feet or my knitting is very loose, but almost all socks I have made were too big.
- I tried a double gusset and I really like the way it feels. I will definitely use this more often
- I will have to try different heels, because I haven’t found the perfect one just yet.
Conclusion: I have a lot more sock-knitting to do before I have my perfect fit figured out. Like I said ‘I am not done with socks yet.’