After a lot of rambling about yarn hair, tulips and running the past weeks it is time for some knitwear!
I made my first pair of socks EVER! Want to see?
Unfortunately it isn't a very big pair, they are a present for a one year old girl
who whose mom looooves everything pink.
For the project details:
I used this pattern: Jelly Bean Baby Socks by Susan B. Anderson
The pattern was really well written, but since I never made socks before I also used a little youtube tutorial that you can find here. It gives you a general idea of what kind of techniques you will need to use and how to use them.
The yarn I used was something I still had in my stash. It was Royal from Zeeman (a local retailer), which is a very cheap acrylic yarn I bought when I started crochet. I know what you are thinking, why on earth would you use that?! It was a last minute thing to make (stress knitting alert!) and I knew it HAD to be pink. This was the only yarn that was pink and gave me the right gauge.
In my opinion this yarn doesn't knit very smooth and the finished project is very stiff (I knitted some swatches with different needles sizes but they all ended pretty stiff).
Luckily the new owner didn't mind having some stiff socks, they fitted perfectly! I guess people that don't knit themselves won't mind getting acrylic socks ;-).
I do know that I will make another pair of baby booties or socks for a new born that will be welcomed in August (lots and lots of time to pick out some super soft yarn!).
But before I knit those, I still need to knit a pair of real socks for little old me. I have been wanting to do so but I am a bit nervous about it. I still need to buy a pair of nice little sock needles. Does anyone know a good beginner pattern?
Check out other finished objects at Tami's Amis