By Betsy McCarthy
Knitters like to make socks. Socks are functional and lovely, comfortable and colourful. Sock initiatives are simply carried in a knitting bag, and the styles are advanced sufficient to be fascinating yet sufficiently small to be speedy entire. Plus, socks are continuously enjoyable to put on and nice to offer as presents.
Now Knit Socks!, the little die-cut hardcover that offered greater than 65,000 copies, comes in a paperback version that incorporates all-new sock styles. yet that’s no longer all. Sock knitters will locate even more during this revision to feed their sock addictions, equivalent to invaluable new recommendation on picking out sock yarns what feels the simplest, what holds its form, what quite lasts.
And what's a knitter to do if a development seems to be fascinating, yet she desires to replacement a lighter yarn for the chunky, hot wool distinctive? a brand new chart offers replacement yarn weights and the corresponding variety of stitches wanted for every of the styles and sizes. Knitters may additionally are looking to test with round needles. Or 4 double issues. There’s recommendation right here for adapting any trend to any form of needle.
With the entire diversifications and chances, Knit Socks! is going a ways past its 17 styles. inventive knitters will locate an never-ending array of fascinating recommendations for holding toes cozy, hot, and gorgeous.
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Additional resources for Knit Socks!: 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet
Work I-cord (see p. 144) for 2 inches. Bind off. LEGS (make 2) Work the same as the arms, but for only 1½ inches. Bind off. HANDS AND FEET (make 4) With two double-pointed needles and Sand, cast on 3 stitches. Work I-cord for 2 inches. Bind off. Cut the yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail, and pull through the remaining stitch. Thread the tail into a yarn needle and sew the ends of the I-cord together to form a ring. Tightly wrap the entire ring with Sand. Once the ring is wrapped, wrap a few more times, going through the end of an arm or leg piece to attach.
Needle 2: 7 (8, 9) stitches. Needle 3: 8 (8, 8) stitches. Place a marker and join, making sure that the stitches aren’t twisted. Work in k1, p1 rib for 1¼ (1½, 1¾) inches. Change to stockinette stitch and work until the mitten measures 3 (3½, 4) inches from the beginning. Begin the decrease rounds for the top of the mitten: DECREASE ROUNDS Round 1: (k2, k2tog), repeat to the end of the round. 17 (18, 20) stitches remain. Rounds 2 and 3: Knit. Round 4: (k2, k2tog), repeat to the end of the round (knit the remaining stitch for the 0–6 months size).
For this design, I placed one square with the garter ridges running horizontally, and the next vertically. For the next row, reverse this pattern. That offers a more interesting texture. With a yarn needle and the tail end of a square, sew the blanket together block by block with an easy whipstitch, with the right side of the blanket facing you. Seam whole columns together first, then seam the columns together. Weave all of the ends into the seams on the wrong side of the blanket. Trim. pom-poms • With the leftover yarn, make 28 pom-poms for the border.