by Sharyn Anhalt October 25, 2014
Our November KAL project will be a basic knit sock – cuff down on double pointed needles. Perfect opportunity for all you wanna-be sock knitters to take the plunge!
We will take it step by step, and all instructions are posted online, so you don’t need to attend any groups or classes to knit along with us. Just like any project, it does take a little planning.
First step – the yarn. The pattern we are using is designed for Indulgence 6ply Sock Yarn from Knitting Fever. This yarn is a little heavier than typical sock yarns – it’s a Sport/DK weight, whereas most sock yarns are fingering weight. This means they will knit up fast, and be a little heavier and warmer than your typical hand knit sock. We have machine-washable Indulgence in stock in both a Silk blend and a Cashmere blend, all in fun self-striping colorways. If you want to use another yarn from your stash, you’ll want to use a different pattern. Let us know and we can help match a pattern to your yarn.
Second – the needles. The socks will be knit in the round on dpns. We’ll be knitting at a fairly tight gauge, 7 stitches to the inch. You will want to knit a gauge swatch in the round to accurately measure your gauge. I’m not telling you what needle size to use (because you need to swatch!) but you’ll likely end up using a US size 2 or 3. That should give you a starting point for checking your gauge.
Third – sizing. The instructions will be given in two sizes, for an 8” or 9” foot. There will also be some instruction on how to modify the pattern for a different size foot.
Here are a couple links to help you with your planning:
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