Friday, January 17, 2014
Julie's Easy-Peasy Winter Socks
A couple years ago, I tried to knit a sock. I was fine until I got to the heel, then I didn't know what the heck the directions were talking about, so I quit.
Years went by.
Recently, I had knit three hats and a scarf and I didn't want to dive into another sweater, so I thought, Hey Julie, you have a few more years of experience now. Why not try socks again?
So I did.
I thought it might be nice to do a heavy winter sock, so I used a pattern for worsted weight socks. I also bought a magazine on knitting socks, and looked at several videos on the internet to understand the heel. It took all these resources combined before I really understood what I was doing because there weren't any diagrams or pictures in any of the patterns.
I'm a visual learner, people! I need pictures!
So I took it upon myself to draw out step-by-step visual directions for making a worsted weight lady's sock for anyone out there, like me, who likes to know what they heck they're doing. It's really not difficult if you take it step-by-step and have a sense of what's happening.
There are four sheets. If you want to follow along, click on each one and print it out.
There are two things I want to note:
One, it's OK to make mistakes. These will go on your feet. Who cares!
Two, the striped socks that I knit were done with self-striping yarn. I didn't switch skeins or anythign that complicated. The yarn did the work for me!