I last shared my sock making here with you back in March and since then we have moved to a new country, found work, a house and started to settle into a new community. We cannot believe it is less than 4 months since we started our new life in Canada.
During that time my needles have been busy knitting socks. Maybe because they are a small portable project, maybe because my brain can’t focus on anything more complex, maybe because I actually think we will need these socks once the colder weather arrives.
The first pair I am going to share with you were actually knitted just before we left the UK. My last few knitting lessons with Jen at the Wool Stop, Thornbury, learning how to knit toe up, two at a time socks using a magic loop. I used HiyaHiya sharp 100cm (2.5mm) needles for these socks.
The yarn is Arne & Carlos Regia colourway 3655 and I love how the pattern worked up on these socks.
To start these socks Jen showed me the Turkish cast on method which is the most amazing way to cast on toe up socks! Have a look, it really is magic. I also learnt a new heel, the Fish Lips Kiss Heel (the pattern is very reasonably priced on Ravelry). I will be interested to see how this heel wears compared to the Winwick Mum heel I normally do. The other difference with these socks was the bind off, I used Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bin off. I don’t like the frilly look that this bind off gave my socks but it is very comfortable.
In order to see if I could remember how to knit socks this way, I knitted another pair when we arrived in Canada. These were a gift for my Dad and were made with 6ply sock yarn and 3mm 100cm needles.
The yarn is Rellana fancy sock 6ply colourway 7045. These socks weren’t supposed to match but they almost do.
As they were a gift I wanted to block them but didn’t have my blockers so I made one from a coat hanger, so easy.
I also used one of the labels available on the Winwick Mum Sockalong Facebook group page.
My next socks were for my boys. They are very specific about what they want! For these I used the handy chart on the Winwick Mum Sockalong Facebook page (it’s in the files section) as I hadn’t knitted little socks before. I used the regular Winwick Mum 4ply sock pattern.
The yarn for this pair is Drops Fabel 522 with an unknown scrap cuff, heel and toe.
These were made from Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Teal Blue (4ply). I used my 23cm 2.5mm HiyaHiya short circular needles for both of these pairs. Little socks are quick to knit!
Next up is another pair of boot socks using the Winwick Mum boot sock pattern for my husband.
Made with 3mm 25cm KnitPro needles and Rellana Fancy Sock 6ply colourway 7040.
Nearly there… this time a pair of socks for me. Yay! These socks are just right for wearing with trainers.
The pattern is Rose City Rollers on Ravelry and the yarn is Sirdar Heart & Sole colourway 0165.
And last but not least, I have these on the needles at the moment. Another pair for my husband!
The yarn is Regia 4ply colourway 4491
Did I mention, I like knitting socks?