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Happy feet


It happened: my first pair of socks is knitted! ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought that socks were so complicated and that I wasn’t ready for them. But I decided to try and, with the guide of Ann Budd’s book ‘Getting started knitting socks’ I made it. It was much easier than I’d expected and I enjoyed knitting them so much!

It took me 4 days, but it’s only because there were many other things to do as well. If I focused on knitting more, it shouldn’t take more than 2 days for a pair, and for an experienced knitter probably even less than that.


I knitted on DPNs (double-pointed needles), because I find the magic loop technique really annoying and I actually like working with DPNs. I used 1,5 skein of Drops Fabel sock yarn (75% wool, 25% polyamide) in total – and I already have next skeins so there are more socks to come ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, I’m already knitting a pair for my Dad.

I think that I’m going to keep to the plain stocking stitch socks for a while, at least as long as I use self-striping yarn, and then I’m going to try the lace or cabled patterns with unicolour wool.

I haven’t washed or blocked my socks yet, I was in a hurry to take photos and see how my they felt on my feet, so they don’t look as nice as they could on the top photo. But on my feet they feel really great and fit perfectly!

So yes, sock knitting is everything I was hoping for and even more, since it’s less complicated that I thought it would be ๐Ÿ™‚ Now all I need is to find some cotton sock yarn, because my Boyfriend absolutely hates wool socks ๐Ÿ˜‰

6 thoughts on “Happy feet

  1. You’ve made such great progress from uneven stockinette to such a lovely pair of socks, keep it up !! Um, your last sentence made me chuckle quite a bit because I also hate wearing woolen socks on bare feet, can’t do without them (over cotton socks) on cold days though. ;-p

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I can’t believe that half year ago I had no idea about knitting but once I started learning I found out it’s not THAT difficult, contrary to what I expected ๐Ÿ™‚ And finding the combined knitting method to help with my uneven stocking stitch was such a breakthrough!
      My bf is really difficult to knit/ crochet something for him, because for example with socks: wool is too coarse, no multicoloured yarn is acceptable, only one colour (black of course), and they can’t be thick. I gave up after an hour of searching for such yarn. It’s the same with everything, his need to keep things simple is actually the most complicated request one can make! ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I crocheted a hat for him I had to buy yarn in the U.S. because everything else was just too coarse. Sigh… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. … Oh yes, I can imagine ! It’s definitely the Southerner streak, we Mediterraneans are gentle by nature, especially in comparison to the hardy Northerners ;-P

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  2. These are great! Congratulations on your first pair of socks! โ˜บ
    I like your decision of sticking to plain stockinette for multicolor yarn – so much better to appreciate the color changes than search for a pattern amongst the colors.

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    1. I think stockinette is great for multicoloured yarn, any fancy stitches mixed with all the colour changes make my eyes hurt a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t say I’m not tempted by some cabled sock patterns but I think they can wait until the next time I update my stash…

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