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,

Gillian

Further adventures with socks: using a Sock Blank.
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2 thoughts on “Further adventures with socks: using a Sock Blank.

  • September 4, 2018 at 7:40 am
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    It is lovely to see the finished socks, they look great.
    I greatly enjoyed my crochet retreat weekend with you and hope to come again in the future.
    I am persevering with my crocheted socks, about a third of the way on the leg of the first sock! I have now completed 3 granny squares too, finding the Sirdar cotton yarn is lovely to work with.

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    • September 4, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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      Hello Lucy, how lovely to hear from you. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your visit and I really hope you will come again sometime. Your crochet socks are a labour of love I think. If you are on fb then do come and post your creations on Friends of Escape to the crochet. Best wishes, Gillian

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