I been wondering about sock blockers & are they worth getting if so which size
I found a place in the UK that sells them & do in 3 sizes so which would you go for
Handcrafted in Plywood finished in oil
SIZE - large (fits women shoe UK size 7 to 8 ) (Europe 41-42)
SIZE - medium (fits women UK shoe size 5 to 6) (Europe 38-39)
SIZE - SMALL (fits women UK shoe size 3 to 4) (Europe 36-37)
There are other places that sell them but they are at least another £8 or more so would like some advice on this please
I have the converstions charts for socks this is the wooden blocks so it would block them or at least make them look good when i take a photo lol
I am a bit unsure as they work out from where i mention around $18-20 but other places are are as much as $30-40 so not cheap just think what yarn i could buy for that lol
The sock blockers are good...I use them...but.....the large is WAY large and the medium is still a bit large but ok...do not have the small..but think I will try that also.
Don't you think they seem a bit large looking?
And yes they do make all your socks look more professional...finished looking...
I am thinking of get a pair or 2 here is the link to to the shop you have to look down to sock blocker
These do look nice appreciate to hear what you & others think
It not that i have plans on doing anything particular just like to know if they worth getting
Ok Janice...I checked out that site in the UK...nice site well done.
Having said that...they are made of wood ...and for me wood and water eventually may cause a problem...the antique sock blockers made of wood may be very seasoned but I am a bit concerned about wood newer ones.
Every piece I knit shawl, bags, socks etc...I wash in the KnitPicks wool wash and rinse...
use a large towel to remove excess water then block..no matter what the pattern is ..helps calm the little fiber fuzzies and just makes them look new.
This is only my opinion...
Good Luck in your choices,
Is the KP Wool & Wash & Rinse is this a sort of washing liquid & a softener that for knitted items if so i think there is something similar here in the UK
The biggest problem is all the items that may be used are not always available here in the UK well we are craft poor here in that we lag behind or it so expensive here we can't get them lol
I am not sure if i will get some yet but am leaning towards them
Not sure what size is the best to go with i am thinking medium possible large but again not sure
I use sock blockers all the time. When I finish a pair of socks, I soak them in a wool wash, wrap them in a towel to get rid of excess water, put them on the sock blockers until totally dry. Subsequently if it's a "special" pair, I do the same thing. For more pedestrian socks, I machine wash and dry flat. Blocking evens out any stitches, defines the shape, and smooths everything out. Lace in particular needs to be blocked to ensure that the lace lies nice and flat.
I use Fibertrends and also have some Knitpicks. They work fine. The medium suits most feet that I knit for, although I do have some large antique ones which I use for men's and extra large female socks.
It takes a lot of time and effort to knit a pair of socks, and not much time or effort to take care of them, including using the sock blockers. In addition, if I'm a little worried that the socks might be slightly snug, a treatment on the blockers stretches them out just a tad.
One Janice to another lol
I must say if i do get some i think it will be from where i gave the link to in a early reply as i can get 2 pairs for a tad more than 1 elsewhere