Toasty toesies

All the hard work paid off! Finally, a success story! Last Friday I finished Konik’s second little sock.

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Matching socks!

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Ribbed cuff!

I used Patons Kroy Socks in “blue striped ragg;” it is a 75% wool/25% nylon blend and feels so nice. It was easy to work with and I didn’t have nearly the problems with splitting like I did when I made my first sock (different yarn). And because the socks are little, it really didn’t take that long to finish them! The best part about using self-striping yarn was that I didn’t have to measure anything on the second sock — I just matched the stripes. Three cheers for laziness!

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Nice thing with the loom — I don’t have to worry about tension. All the stitches come out nice and even!

They weren’t without their issues, though. Inexplicably, I twice made a little row of purl stitches on the first sock. And very nearly ruined the whole thing when I lost a stitch while making the heel. My repair wasn’t kosher, but I did manage to stop the unraveling and then sewed up the hole. Phew! I had a similar near-miss with the second sock. Knitting is scary.

Floating purl rows

Floating purl rows

Konik was thrilled out his little 3 year old mind to have his new socks. As soon as I finished, he peeled off the socks he had been wearing and put on the new ones. And then wore them for 36 hours straight. ha! I was a little surprised to see how they pilled up already after one (very long) wearing. Hopefully they don’t get any worse!

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It was so much fun, I’ve started one of my own.

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7 thoughts on “Toasty toesies

  1. Those are pretty amazing! You did a great job … even with the floating pearls. After all, who couldn’t use a few of those? 😉

  2. Those are awesome! I just got a loom but no book or anything. How do you make a purl stitch for the ribbing? I was wanting to make some boot liners and think a rib would look nice. I googled and got a couple results but they require you to rip out very other stitch and go back with a crochet hook to remake it to a purl. Seems complicated…

  3. Wow! Great socks! I love them! Check out your knitting book for an explanation of Kitchener stitch, and then try that for seaming your toes. It grafts the knitting, so there is virtually NO seam in the toe of the sock. It looks great and it feels great.

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