February 15, 2013

Sock KAL progress {finished}

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , , — sarahboirin @ 9:12 am

After finishing my first sock, I had to take a little break and finish up a pair of mittens for my sister-in-law, who is visiting us later this month.

But I was determined to finish the pair and not get into the *second sock syndrome* πŸ˜‰

Here they are finished ~

Finished socks

Finished socks

They look great like this, but blocking certainly brings out the pattern and gives a finished look to your project. To block these socks I soaked them in warm water with a small amount of product (a freebie from Wollmeise) for around 20 minutes and then pressed them in a towel to remove excess water. I then used commercially made sock forms (mine are from KnitPicks) and allowed them to dry in a warm place overnight.

Here they are this morning ~

Blocked socks

Blocked socks

I love them so much β™₯


January 27, 2013

Sock KAL Progress {day 3}

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , — sarahboirin @ 11:08 am

Finished my first sock !!

First sock finished

First sock finished

We end with a kitchener bind off and I found thisΒ blog to be really helpful, with lots of photos and a good description of where your needles should go !

Onto the next one and then blocking πŸ™‚

January 26, 2013

Sock KAL Progress {day 2}

Filed under: Knitting — Tags: , , , , — sarahboirin @ 10:30 am

Yesterday I managed to complete the heel and the gusset πŸ™‚

I did have to frog back though to the start of the heel turn, as I had some confusion over the stitch positioning on each needle. This resulted in too few plain knit stitches on the sole. Having tried the sock on and scratched my head and re-read the pattern it all finally clicked !

Hopefully I will be able to finish the first sock this weekend.

NSSKAL Progress

NSSKAL Progress

January 25, 2013

Sock KAL Progress {day 1}

I found time for some knitting yesterday afternoon and cast on my first sock for the Next Step Sock KAL.

I used the Twisted German Cast On method, this is also known as the Old Norwegian method. Β I like to use this cast on for socks and legwarmers because it’s very stretchy and the cast on will mirror the first row knitted.

Here is a photo of my WIP ~

Next Step Sock KAL Progess

Next Step Sock KAL Progess

My stitch markers are by Reni/Knit Girl in Idaho and you browse her awesome designs in her etsy shop

Hopefully I will have some more knitting time this afternoon and progress on to the heel turn πŸ™‚

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