New Socks for the New Year

January 4, 2017

I’ve cast on my first project of 2017 — good old reliable socks. These are in a blue and silver gray colorway, Beyond the Wall, of Felici Sock Yarn.

To be completely candid (and why not be completely candid?), I cast on the first sock in late December but discovered after a few inches that I’d selected a too-large needle. So I ripped it all out, switched to size 1 (2.25mm), and began again. This time I’m using double-pointed needles, which I’ve learned that I prefer to the Magic Loop method. I find the DPNs faster to work with — no fiddly shifting of stitches and moving of the cable.

Do you have a preference for circular knitting? DPNs? two circulars? Magic Loop?


4 Responses to “New Socks for the New Year”

  1. Vie Radek Says:

    I am on the final stretch of a pair of 2-at-a-time toe-up socks on a magic loop. I am totally addicted to knitting socks 2 at a time now – I love being done with both at the same time.


    • Wow — that sounds amazing! I’ve only knit one toe-up sock (not one pair, just one sock!) and have never tried knitting two at a time. What pattern do you use? I always like to try something new. Perhaps I’ll add that to my list…. Thanks for sharing, Vie.


  2. Liz Says:

    Your socks look like they’re off to a beautiful start. I have recently also swapped from cirular needles to DPN. I do some colour work and find the 180degree turn creates more problems (looser stitches especially when dealing with the floats) than the 90degree turn on the DPNs


    • Nice to know I’m not alone in my love of DPNs! I found the magic loop too fiddly and time consuming. I don’t like using markers for socks, around the gusset, and prefer to use the DPNs — half of all stitches on one, 1/4 on each of the other two (in “V” from back of heel). Thanks for sharing, Liz.

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