Fibre Friday: Sock Knit-Along
It’s been a while since I shared anything for Fibre Arts Friday! I have been busy knitting and spinning. Today, I’ll share what I’ve been working on since the beginning of July; I’ve been taking part in a local knit-along!
Vanilla Latte Socks
We’ve been meeting every week to knit these socks at our local yarn store, The Bobbin Tree. The pattern we’ve been using is a free, online pattern: Vanilla Latte Socks. It’s a simple pattern, so it’s a good one to start with if you’ve never knit socks before. I am using this yummy, 100% merino super wash yarn from The Bobbin Tree, but you can knit with any sock yarn.
I love knitting socks! They knit up rather quickly and are a great portable project. I spent some time knitting these socks while I was waiting to renew my licence at Access Nova Scotia.
Here is my first, completed sock. I used the eye of partridge style heel for the first time and I love how it turned out:
Some others in the group are working with self-striping or variegated yarn, which looks fantastic. However, the eye of partridge heel isn’t as visible as it is here, with a solid colour yarn.
If you would like to knit these socks, I have a couple of Vanilla Latte errata for you. First, after you’ve finished your ribbing and move onto the pattern, start on pattern row 2 instead of row 1. Second, when you reach the heel flap, shift your stitches around on the needles so your heel flap starts and ends with a garter stitch on either side.
What are you knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, or sewing this week? Please share!
Love, Luck &