Thursday, 21 May 2015

Socks, socks and more socks

In the past few weeks I have mastered the art of Magic loop ! (Magic Loop is the popular name given to the technique of working in the round by using a single, long circular needle, in place of a short circular, multiple double-pointed needles, or two circular needles.)  I must admit there is something very satisfying about knitting a "pair of socks" all at once.

My recent project has been baby socks the pattern is easy as can be by Liat Gat and before you know it there done. On to the next. :)

I think this is a good project for many reasons - it's not overwhelmingly big to start out trying magic loop.  It's not a huge wallet buster to invest in yarn for; truly the opposite, it's a good way to use all those dribs and drabs of yarns that are to big to discard but not big enough for mitts or a hat.  If you ever wanted to try socks, these baby socks would fit the bill. Build up your confidence to tackle the real mc coys! Oh and did I mention they are super cute!!

The Knitting Basket will be holding classes in the fall.  How to knit socks will be one of the classes.  Please call The Knitting Basket at 705-434-4255 to see what other classes are available, as they can be customized to suit your skill level.

As mentioned above The Knitting Basket has sock yarn on sale until the end of May. Here is a small selection of what is in stock.

“ It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches. Never mind that you need two of them. (That's 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track.)

Socks are only physically small. By stitch count, they are immense.” 


  1. Woo hoo look at you blog ☺ and you know I'm Absolutely on the list for the sock class

  2. count me in too!! Socks would make super Christmas Presents.