New Socks

 It was a super rainy weekend. It stunk in terms of getting out of the house, but perfect for finishing projects. And I did just that with my latest socks. 

I used Judy’s Magic Cast On to start these toe up socks. I casted on 14 stitches (7 each needle) and then made steady increases until I got to 62 stitches total. When I arrived at the heel I decided on a short row heel.  

 The one thing I am a little dissapointed about is the depth of the heel contrast section. I wish it were a little larger and covered my whole heel. I can look past this though as my socks will be in my shoes😉.  Once I got to the leg, I knitted for about 7″ and then transitioned to a 1×1 rib for 12 rows. I used  Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind Off to finish off the cuff. This method uses yarn overs to add some stretch to any edge. I love this technique. I have big calves so the more stretch at the tops of my socks the better. Very happy to have finished my second pair of socks in 2016!

Yarn: Valley Yarn Huntington in Bluestone and Sea Gull 

Needles: US Size 1 (Knit Picks 62″ circular needle) 
 

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2 thoughts on “New Socks

  1. Whoa…nice colors. I’ll have to try Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind off. Yay for new techniques for rainy weekends. I need to make more simple socks…this is definitely in the queue.

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