Sunday, 17 February 2013

Year of Projects update February 17th

Nothing like finishing a project to get your knitting mojo back! I've been horrendously ill for the last two weeks, on top of everything else, so all I've really been able to do is basic, simple stocking stitch. Just as well Sarah hosted a sock KAL which encouraged me to try out toe up socks.

Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock by Wendy D Johnson
Yarn: King Cole Zig Zag
Needles: 2.5mm

I have to say, I am converted to sock knitting after this. I wasn't convinced by it when I knit my last pair of socks, which were knit cuff down. While the socks themselves have seen a lot of use, I find the toes on them ugly and pointy, and dislike having the seam (or at the very least, the feeling of a seam) across my toes. Toe-up socks seemed like a good idea.

It took me 9 days to knit these socks. It took me 18 last time, so toe-up seems to be quicker as well. These socks are slightly longer than the other ones, but I still got bored well before the yarn ran out. I have just under 30g left of it (it seems never ending! I had 4 balls originally, and have made one shawl and three pairs of socks out of it so far!) which I plan to turn into baby socks.

I am quite overwhelmed by the pattern choice for socks on Ravelry though, so any suggestions you have for socks I can knit from my gorgeous Candy Skein yarn would be welcome!

Something more interesting than plain vanilla socks this time I think.....


  1. Love the socks ! Ive been seeing lots of the business casual around and they are looking great, I've my eye on them myself

  2. Pretty pretty Candy Skein yarn. I like the look of Double Eyelet Rib Toe Up Socks, but it depends on whether you want lacy or not!

    Personally I prefer cuff down because I'm more successful at getting the exact fit I want, but each to their own!

  3. Oh those look wonderful! Great job!!!

  4. Nice. I have toe's up technique on my YOP..It's nice to know that it might be easier than cuff down! I have Candy Skein somewhere..I hope it knits as beautiful as it looks..

  5. If you are willing to do top down again Vanilla Lattes have become my current fav and you can never go wrong with a pair of Lenore's. Good luck finding the perfect pattern.
    Glad to hear you are on the mend.

  6. Arg! Comment got erased...grrr. Commenting by iPhone can be tricky too.
    You have talked so highly anout toe up sock knitting that I think I will try it next time.


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