I’ve become addicted to knitting socks. I think the cabled sweater I’ve been making is the culprit. Sure, I’ve made lots of socks in my life, but never so obsessively. Last night I finished my green socks. Now I’m on to a pair of blue ones that I’ll be making for someone who saw my green ones and said, “Can you make me a blue pair?” Sure! Much obliged! Especially since this same person wants the cabled sweater I don’t feel like finishing right now.
I casted on and got on my way with an Italian fine merino wool.
|The beginning of some blue socks (made with Rugiada Merino New by Alessandra Filati)|
Knitters addicted to sock making abound. I guess now I’m one of them. My hat and scarf addiction finally has been displaced!
If you’ve been saying to yourself “I really want to make a pair of socks” but you fear the double pointed needles, do not fear! Get going on your first pair and you’ll see that it’s not so hard. Just be sure to choose an easy pattern to help you become acquainted with the mechanics of it. Maybe you’ll even get hooked on socks like me. 🙂
Three very simple, elegant (and FREE) patterns can be found here (I’ve tried them all and they’re great!):
“Basic Ribbed Socks” by Kate Atherly (requires free Ravelry.com registration)