My name is Debbie. I'm currently knitting my first pair of socks. I've been taking a sock class. I'll post questions as they come up, and pics when they are done...I'm excited to see what you all are working on.
You will love knitting socks -- they are enormously satisfying and easy to carry! I will try ti find the digital camera and post some of the socks that I have pictures of.
I have tried lots of sock yarns -- and like many of them -- but I have to say that the socks my husband loves most are made with KP tweed sock yarn. Soft to the touch, but they hold their shape well and go through the laundry like a breeze.
I'm anxious to see your sock pics. I've now got the tops done, my class isn't for two weeks--to finish up the heel and into the toe. Think I can do this by myself? Or should I wait for instruction. If so, anyone recommend any good help books?
These socks were knit from the pattern that you are using -- the legs are longer by request, but one is the "little" ribbing then plain leg, the other is the ribbing leg. This pattern is really nice for showing off pretty yarn.
The pink/blue picture shows the same pattern done on #1 1/2 dpns (for my granddaughter) and on #3 dpns (for my husband in KP Essential yarn) to show that you don't always have to adapt the pattern if you change the guage for different sizes.
Is it the Stroll Tweed, a/k/a Essential Tweed? That is such great yarn! (It's so hard getting used to calling it Stroll, but I think it is officially now Stroll because when you search the yarn by name the only thing left for Essential is the 50g balls of the kettle dyed.
I'm using the Ann Norling adult basic sock pattern. It appears that yes, I am doing a plain heel flap and gussett. I've done a K2 P2 all the way down to the top of the heel, then stopped. I guess this is where I begin the heel.
Deb, I looked up this pattern on the net. I see that the cuff is a 2 x 2 ribbing, but I can't tell from the picture if the heel flap is done in stockinette. Or is it done in a 1 x 1 ribbing? I've ordered the pattern but I probably won't get it right away. Can you tell me if the heel flap is done in stockinette. If in stockinette, it will probably read something like this: (The heel flap usually starts on a wrong side and you are only working the back side of the sock. So this portion is worked flat.)
Row 1: Slip 1, purl to end.
Row 2: Slip 1, knit to end.
Repeat these 2 rows, X times.
It is important to slip these beginning stitches because it will make it much easier when picking up stitches to begin gusset.
This example shows a heel flap that is 24 rows giving 12 distinct stitches to use for picking up stitches. The 13th stitch is picked up where the heel flap joins the front of the sock and helps keep a hole from forming. I hope this makes some sense because I don't think I'm explaining it very well.