Well Shinybees to the rescue! Jo over at Shinybees often keeps me company on my commute to work (via the medium of pod cast of course). I love her humour, her enabling and her knitting chatter. Along with Clare Devine, Jo has set up the #Socksurgery and a year of knitting socks. I took up this challenge and based on Clare's January pattern pick, I chose the Rye Sock by Tin Can Knits. On the advice of my Best friend Mrs I.D (knit a smaller size) I knitted socks for little lady since she is only 7.
I have nothing but love for Tin Can Knits now. The pattern is so easy to follow and Tin Can Knits have a wealth of tutorials on their website, their patterns are written so well. As a beginner I loved that they told me how many stitches on each needle I needed, this was a great help to me. The heel turn and gusset Was the cause of my issues last time but this time it was a total breeze!
The Rye sock is knitted in aran yarn so you can imagine it knits up really quickly. I finished the first sock in less than a week (of course I don't sit an knit constantly, even though I would love to) and the second sock was done in a weekend, while also working on my Lapsang Hat (more on that in a later post). I used my Brigantia Aran yarn left over from my Chelsea Waistcoat. not strictly sock yarn but I hope they will be a nice toasty pair of welly boot socks for Little Lady.
Anyway enough ranting from me, now to the boasting!!!
I DID IT...
|My first pair of Dpn socks.|
|Perfect fit for tiny feet!|