“The Diva’s Knitcapades” here and on youtube are a background look at some of the knit and crochet work that I do, where I go into more detail about the process of making something than I would in my Cast off Thursday videos.
I really wanted to try making a sock, so my sister bought me some sock yarn and circular needles for Christmas! At the moment I am finished with the gusset decreases on the second sock, but I am almost out of yarn. I won’t be able to finish the second sock until I can buy another skein.
The yarn she bought for me is Paton Kroy Socks FX in Cascade Colors, I didn’t really know how it would turn out, but the colors are really amazing once they are knit out into the sock. The only thing about this specific colorway is that it has a lot of browns which make some of it look dirty.
I chose to make ankle socks because I only had one skein, and found the fluttered socks by knitpurlhunter. She has awesome patterns and amazing videos that are really helpful. In her pattern she gives references to specific videos that will help with each part of the pattern.
The part that gave me the most trouble was the gusset, the heel flap is in Eye of the Partridge style so every 4 rows end on both sides in a slip, that is where you are supposed to pick up stitches when picking up the gusset. The pattern asks to pick up 18 stitches, but there are 40 rows/4 so 10 slip stitches. As well, the yarn is rather fuzzy so its hard to see clearly. On my first sock I picked up 21 on either side, but on the second one I only picked up 15 on either side. I did try to make sure to pick up the same amount on both sides, but it was rather frustrating. I hope I can come up with a better technique in the future to pick up the gusset.
I took pictures of my sock at various stages:
In order to see the finished pair you’ll have to check out my Cast off Thursday video at my youtube channel, they should be finished either this week or next week.
Have a great day!