I like to knit socks with an elaborate pattern, lace mostly but sometimes cables, too. Even both if I feel brave. However, wearing patterned socks is not always ideal. I remember hill walking up the Cobbler one year wearing a sock called "Pomatomus" by sock designer Cookie A. The hike was long, the weather warm and at the end of the walk I had the elaborate pattern imprinted into my feet and ankles... agony.
So, sometimes, plain socks are best. I have started my "a sock a month" project with a plain sock, a no nonsense kind of sock. You can download the pattern here, or you can find it on my "sock pattern" page.
If you have knitted socks before, this will be a boring pattern! I think it is ideal for a first time sock knitter. I try to explain all the "tricky" bits in detail and it should be straight forward for anybody with basic knitting skills.
Stitches (sts) you need to be familiar with are:
- k = knit
- p = purl
- sl = slip a stitch without knitting it
- k2tog = knit two stitches together
- ssk = slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together
So go on, give it a try!
I am not reinventing sock knitting. You can use my pattern as much as you like and for whatever purpose you fancy. You don’t need to give me any credit for it.
It has been a busy week on this blog... I am unusually tired and it is only Thursday. I have so much more to share: a long winter's walk, a week of family meals, recipes and tales of wonderfully behaved children. But it has to wait until another day. Enjoy your day, wherever you are. Cx