Hello again and yes I’m still enjoying my sock knitting alongside my crochet projects.
Now, hands up if you know what a sock blank is? I only discovered them recently and many friends I’ve spoken to had never heard of them. Basically it’s a piece of machine knitting made from plain sock yarn which is then dyed by those wonderful indie dyers. So instead of ending up with a hank of yarn which you then have to wind into a ball, you can knit directly from the piece. As long as you choose the right end to start from it simply unravels as you knit it up, very easy to do and no tangles.
I spotted a little sale going on via Instagram and decided to treat myself and have a go. This pretty piece came, beautifully wrapped, from the lovely Lucy Locket Land https://www.lucylocketland.co.uk/and is called ‘pistachios and raspberries’. It’s a wonderfully soft yarn made from Merino wool and nylon.
I couldn’t wait to get started. Having made about six pairs of plain socks so far I was feeling brave so decided to make ‘Hermoine’s Everyday Socks’ which have a simple pattern to them and a slightly different heel. You can find the pattern on Ravelry. Eek! Trying two new knitting things together!
I loved knitting up the sock blank and watching those delicious colours appear in my socks. I’m not sure the pattern justified the effort of knitting it though.
Anyway I’m quite pleased with the finished effect and these feel very comfortable and light to wear.
Why not get yourself a sock blank and have a go?
Bye for now,