I have knit many pairs of socks in the last 25 years, but I cannot list myself officially as a Sock Knitter.
But I do enjoy the opportunity to learn new techniques, and experiment with ideas. This is a sock that has been on my mind for a couple of years, and I finally just decided to grab my needles and make a go of it. I have posted a few pictures on the Instagram and Facebook pages, and today I’m sharing a little video tutorial I made about a technique I’m trying out to make the sole thicker! It wasn’t in the pattern, and I’ve not seen it before … Maybe someone has done it, but since I’m not a serious sock knitter, I sort of feel like I invented something LOL
The yarn is Remix Light, a cotton, linen, silk and nylon blend of recycled fibers. This particular fiber content seems ideal for a wool free sock! But I have had my concerns about how durable it will be as it has a very light twist, and can be easily broken if pulled tightly. I had some left over from a couple of other projects, and it seemed like a just right amount for socks, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and make it happen!
Since I had about 65 grams of yarn, which is about 237 yards, I decided that a toe up sock would be the best way to go, because the sock is done when I run out of yarn! Better to run out of yarn at the cuff, than at the toe! Right?
I did some searching and chose the Simple Toe Up Socks by Carmen Jorisson. There is a little bit of a simple texture on the top of the foot in this pattern, but I chose to knit it plain, except for the added thickness on the sole that I demonstrate in the video below.
If you’re a sock knitter, give this a try, and tell me what you think! 🙂
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