It is official. My brother in law is giving up his sock machine so I don’t have to go scout around for one. Yay. I finished a pair of socks using Sock Ease yarn. I started the second sock and when I was finished with the rib I knitted 24 rows of stockinette stitch. I started the heal short rowing down to 14 stitches and was so proud since it was going so well. When I finished the heel I knitted 54 rows for the body of the sock and then I started short rowing the toe. It was then that I realized that I did not do the second part of the short rowing on the heel! So I rewound the yarn and rehung the sock on the machine just before the heel started and did it again. I have never ever done that when I have knitted socks on the knitting machine. Have you ever done that?
Archive for May, 2014
My husband wears the slipper socks that I made him. He had a pair at the hospital but they were thrown out. His ankles are swollen and my slippers still fit him. So I made another pair and decided to share the pattern with you. This is adapted from a baby bootie pattern. You can see the women’s slippers in previous posts on my blog. I would suggest knitting it plain before trying the lace design. I can make a pair in a half hour not counting grafting the toe stitches. Here is the pattern. I used Cancun yarn. The tensions are in the pattern. I also included my notes from a Lesley Solomon video our club had years ago on how to measure for a sock. I made this on the Brother 940.
Here is the link.