Toe-up sock formula KAL

Next week, the little Ravelry group “12 pairs in 2012” will embark on a Knit along. Several members of said group have voiced their interest in trying out toe-up socks, so we picked a pattern that promises to let you fit your toe-up sock to your foot, yarn and needles.

Now that sounds promising to me.

Not that my socks don’t fit. There are, however, occasional mishaps – like this one. Or the latest pair I made, out of a lovely, hand-painted BFL/silk mix, which turned out just that tad too long to fit perfectly.

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The KAL starts on 1. April, and if you’d like to join, please have a look here – it’s a small, but friendly group, and everyone is welcome. If you think 12 pairs this year is too much and would just like to hang out with us, that’s fine, too.

In preparation for this project, I have started on a sock following the formula. Well, actually, I started it 3 times.

You know how it sometimes goes – the gauge is off. You forget a couple of increases around the toes. And then you realize the yarn doesn’t do it for you (which, btw, has nothing to do with the yarn itself – it’s just too bulky for the 20C sunshine we enjoy currently).

Now I’m happily clicking along, with Wendy Happy on 2mm needles. Both, the needles and the yarn, have surprised me, but I’ll leave a detailed report of that for Wednesday.

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Author: kokorimbaud

Love all things vintage, especially knitting from the victorian era through to the swinging twenties.

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