Friday 3 May 2019

Hand-Knitted Socks

Me again!  You can tell I'm on maternity leave now - what a difference not having to go to work makes!  (I'd better make the most of the free time, before the baby gets here!)

I have finally finished my first hand-knitted pair of socks that I start back in August last year!  I made the first sock quickly, but ended up leaving the second sock partly done for ages.  I finished it off by the end of the year, all bar kitchener stitching the toe together - which really doesn't take long.  I finally did that today!

Hand knitted socks

The pattern matching across socks has come out pretty well!

The sock blockers are from The Knitting Shed and were a Christmas present, the Christmas before last.

Hand knitted socks

They fit well in general, but I think they should probably be a bit longer in the foot.  I can make them fit, but maybe a little longer would have been better.  I just didn't want to end up with baggy socks!

They are certainly wearable though, and once I've got them on they feel perfectly comfortable.  I've not worn them for long periods of time or in shoes yet (I've not long finished them!) but hopefully they'll be ok.

Hand knitted socks

How many pictures of my feet do you need to see?!

Here's another one...

Hand knitted socks

Ok, now onto all the details:


Stylecraft Head over Heels in colourway Eiger.

3mm 25cm circular needles
3mm DPNs

Winwick Mum Sockalong Basic Sock

My Specifications
56 stitches
Rib - 16 rows
Leg - 44 rows
Heel Flap - 27 rows
Turn - Left with 16 stitches
Gusset - Pick up 14 stitches on each side of heel flap
Foot - 37 rows (of 56 stitches)
Toe - Decrease to 28 stitches

When/if I make another pair of socks, I might do things differently - but this is just so I know what I did this time!

Check out my completed knitted projects here.

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  1. Wohoo! They look lovely and cozy! I find mine fit best after a wash!x

    1. I've worn them for the first time today, so I'll see what they're like after a wash. They've been ok though. xx

  2. I've just seen your blog post! Your socks look fabulous - that was my favourite Stylecraft colourway too :) xx


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