I got myself some nice bright slightly elasticated sock yarn a while back, and finally got around to making the socks. I started off doing a 2x2 rib for the cuff, and then carried that on down the leg, to the ankle. Did the heel (not sure what sort it is!) and carried the rib along over the top of the foot, leaving the underside of the foot stocking stitch, and then stocking for the toe, kitchener-stitched on the toe, and then decided I much
preferred the look of the stocking-stitch underside, and hated the rainbow when in 2x2 rib. It was just too messily bright in 2x2 rib.
So I cast on sock the second, and did it stockingstitch instead of rib (it was my first go at a ribbed sock, in hindsight ribbed may work better with a plain yarn!). I wasn't convinced that it would fit as well as the ribbed one had, so I was loathe to frog that one till I was sure about the stockingstitch one.
Voila - one is complete. It fits like a glove, but only because I dropped needle sizes. I cast on 60 stitches, worked the rib cuff with 2.5mm dpns, then switched to 2.25mm dpns for the rest of the sock. My previous (first) pair were done on 2.5mm dpns, and they are too big, so I hope the 2.25's will see them just right even after a wash or two. I used a fairly generic pattern, and the yarn is Regia stretch colour. It proclaims no wearing out of cuffs and welts. Well, I've no idea what a welt is, and I'm surprised a cuff would wear out?( Collapse )
Really enjoyed knitting this sock, so have already picked up stitches in the ribbing on the other one, so I can finish ripping back the last few rows to get the cuff the same size, then will get straight in to the stockingstitch. I'm so excited about the fit of the first one, I want to finish the second so I can actually wear them! :-) Oh, and I don't care about the hole in the ankle. It's designed that way to allow for ventilation of said foot. Honest. (I decided the hole was fine, though I could have faffed with preventing it by picking up an extra stitch and then doing a sneaky decrease).