Because I am a short man (coming in a 5’ 1”), I have a small foot at 8.5” from heel to tip of big toe. Because of this, I always had a hard time knitting top-down socks that fit my feet correctly. I know that you can knit toe-up socks and measure on your foot as you go, but I’m the type of person that likes to see something written in concrete form when I’m knitting it.
One day I was perusing sock patterns on Ravelry and came across David’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook pattern. I finally found a sock pattern that worked for me. All you need is two measurements, the length of your foot and the circumference of your foot. From those two things, you do a few easy calculations et voila, you have a personalized sock pattern that fits your foot.
With a stash of sock yarn sitting around over the past several years, I set out to start knitting myself some socks. Most of these will be plain stockinette with a couple of patterned ones thrown in for good measure. Over the next few days/weeks, I’ll show what I’ve done so far. They will not be in any type of date order as to when they were knit.
A dear friend of mine gave me this sock yarn a couple of years ago. I think it’s Regia.
I initially used this yarn (Regia?) to knit a scarf pattern called Wingspan. It sat around for many months waiting to be blocked. After I finally blocked it, I put it away because I knew I wouldn’t wear it and didn’t know of anyone that would want/wear it. I took it back out of my bin and decided to rip it out and to use the yarn for socks.
In non-knitting news, there’s not too much going on. I’m looking forward to fall/winter because as I’ve said before, the older I get, the less I can deal with hot and humid Southern summers. I’m still a member of the Palmetto Purlers knitting guild. If you’re a knitter or someone that wants to learn to knit, please join us. Information can be found at the above link. Until next time, be well.