It happened: my first pair of socks is knitted! 🙂
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 🙂 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 🙂 Now all I need is to find some cotton sock yarn, because my Boyfriend absolutely hates wool socks 😉