September 11, 2008
When did you learn to knit socks? May of 2006
What’s the first sock you ever knit? A pair of ankle socks, with navy Caron Simply Soft, using the Yarn Harlot’s basic sock recipe.
Favorite sock pattern? The Yarn Harlot’s basic sock recipe from Knitting Rules! It’s a great jumping-off point for any yarn or stitch pattern you want to use.
Favorite needle method? Double pointed needles is the only one I’ve ever used, and I like it, but I’m interested in trying others at some point, just for kicks.
Favorite sock needles? Clover bamboo dpns.
Who do you knit socks for? Just me so far. Maybe someday I’ll knit socks for someone else, but I will have to love them a lot!
How many pairs have you knitted to date? Four, and I have two pairs currently in progress.
What’s on your sock knitting to-do list? See Ravelry. Probably another simple pattern like Charade will be next. School’s in, so nothing too challenging!
What kind of socks do you like to knit -
Striped? Yes, I love self-striping yarn! I have some from Germany that will knit up into inch-wide stripes, which will be neat!
Colorwork? I’m not big on colorwork knitting in general, and really don’t see it being fun on socks.
Plain stockinette? Yes. Love this. No thinking required! And really shows off some yarns.
Cabled? I haven’t done any yet, but I think I would like them!
Lace? See above.
Anklets? Yes, because you don’t need much yarn. And it’s hot here, so they’re more practical.
Knee socks? Doubtful…not very practical down here!
Solid colors? Yes, it’s a great way to highlight stitch patterns.
Bright & crazy? Yes!
Faux-Fair Isle? See above colorwork comment.
Tag a few sock knitters here: Anyone who wants to! =)