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Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Knitting

Thank goodness for Sporting Events.
This past week we went to three baseball games
and I knitted.... during all three!  :)

I finished these!

I am so pleased with how they turned out!
The stripes are so cute.

Someone was asking how these
are made, so I took a few pictures as I was knitting.

This picture shows the beginning of the sock.
The part at the bottom is what will wrap around the back of the foot.
(Look at the top sock... you can see where these stripes are on the sock.)
Above this area you can see the heel.  It has already been turned.
Above the heel is part of the sole of the sock.
Up to this point, all knitting has been with two needles.

Next you take the side edge of the larger area that wraps around the foot
and  turn it up to the top, next to the sole.
You pick up stitches on the side edge to join the pieces.
(Sorry, but I don't have one of those drawing programs.)

After you pick up stitches along this side edge,
you cast on stitches to form the part of the sock
that will go across the top of the foot.
Then you will pick up stitches along the other edge of the
part that wraps around the back of the foot.
(The openings in the picture above will be stitched closed
once the sock is finished.)

This picture below shows the opening for your foot,
with the cast on stitches on the right.

Once all of the stitches are picked up and cast on
you continue knitting using four dpn's.

I did start another pair and you can see the openings in the sock
above from where I joined the side edge with the sole.
I need to stitch these openings closed and the sock will be finished!

Is this as clear as mud??

These little socks knit up so quickly and are fun to make.
They are great if you don't have enough yarn for a pair of regular socks.

Visit Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting today.

Happy Friday!


Libby in TN said...

That self-striping yarn is so interesting. I love the way it works up in your slippers. My mother always knit at my basketball games, but she'd drop stitches whenever I was put in to play.

straythreads said...

fun socks and yarn thanks for the step by step how to! I'm going to try those. Have a great weekend

Gari in AL said...

I know you have already told me but I can't find my information on this pattern. Could you point me in that direction, again? I love these socks.

Beth said...

Love these socks. Your photos are very helpful. I can't wait to start a pair.

Judy D in WA said...

I finally bought the pattern. These turned out so cute! I can't wait to get busy with these.

Dar said...

Those are such a cute sock and I love the yarn you used. Wish I could knit as fast as you do. I think my life is too busy right now to anything fast! I'm keeping this on my "wish list" for future though.

Helene said...

Thanks for the pictures. That really clears things up and I see how they work now. Great idea for gifts.