My Great Experimental Sock Project has come to an end.
One regret is that I didn’t document the entire process for y’all!
I learned so much! So I am going to attempt to share the highlights with you in this post.
I’d love to hear from you! Should I make a little start-to-finish course for you?
OK! Back to the Wrap-Up of Things I learned with this project:
- Things I learned knitting both socks at the same time on two 16″ circular needles:
- I really like this technique, but I might consider using 24″ needles, as it can get a little scrunchy between sock one and sock two.
- I needed to pay closer attention to the direction of the toe-up cast-on! I got one going the wrong way, so one toe has a ridge of purl bumps LOL
- Be sure to place a removeable stitch marker that your beginning of round so you know which side is the top of the foot, and which is the sole.
- The stitches for the top of both socks are are both on one needle, and the stitches for the bottom of both socks are on the other needle, in parallel. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS knit across the (top or bottom) of both socks fully before pausing or turning in your work.
- Things I learned knitting the thicker sole:
- Knit across the sole of the sock, then TINK it out to measure how much yarn it takes to knit across the bottom. Make a note of how much yarn is needed, so it can be measured (x3) consistently. When I was being inconsistent, sometimes the triple stranding was 3 stitches too short, and sometimes too long and I had to knit it around to the top. It’s ok but I’d like to be more consistent next time.
- I really like the way the thicker sole feels!
- Be sure to anchor the fold of the yarn (where you turned it back on itself to triple it) when you make the first and last stitches or you’ll have little loops that want to wriggle out.
Check out the previous posts where I share about knitting the sole, and where I show you how I turned the heel. In those articles you can check out the tutorial videos and get more specific information on how I did these techniques.
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