My First Socks-Complete!

Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours.

After FOREVER, my first socks are done!

Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks.

She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks.

All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may never have finished them!

At first, I was going to make these in Lion Brand Fisherman wool, but then changed my mind and chose some colorful yarn that reminded me of spring tulips.

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I learned how to make these with double pointed needles (I was so intimidated by them) and learned how to make an eye of partridge heel flap (although, I don’t think the texture shows as well on my variegated yarn).

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I used lifelines, but am SO HAPPY I didn’t have to rip back to them at all (it was nice to know they were there).

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I also learned the kitchener stitch.

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My first one was a tad wonky, but my second one I payed close attention and it is definitely neater.

I am SO HAPPY THESE ARE DONE!

Now, I will make another pair but they will be worsted ankle socks on double points (I need the practice).

If and when I use sock weight yarn, I think I’ll watch videos of how to use 9″ circulars or magic loop method-the double points were/are so cumbersome for me.

Phew…they are done!

I also did some pattern cut outs so I can sew a few pieces when the kids start day camp after July 4th.

I cut out a smaller size Cleo Skirt (quilting cotton) and a Ruby Top (linen and something from my stash).

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Have a great week!

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4 thoughts on “My First Socks-Complete!

    • MrsMcD918 says:

      Hi Janet- Thank you! I am currently working on a free pattern from Ravelry: a knit Stitch Sampler Wrap. Using some yarn I purchased when my LYS went out of business. Its a great learning project!

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