A New Sock

My Plain Rye has been languishing in my project bag as the weather has grown warmer. Definite SSS as I have finished the first one but only the cuff of the second. I have a hard time working on any project that I’m not “in love with” at the time. So to the back of the closet it goes!

I still have the urge to work on a sock and to keep up with Socks With Sarah. Eons ago I picked some actual fingering weight sock yarn: Lorna’s Laces Soulmate in the Hawaii colorway:20140531-215852-79132153.jpg

How gorgeous right? So I pulled this from my stash and divided evenly into two cakes. I even made sure that I started each cake at the same point in the color change pattern. I feel like a proper sock knitter! 🙂


I picked a vanilla toe-up sock with gusset heal that is a variation of a pattern by Wendy Johnson. I’m working a total of 74 stitches on US 0 DPN needles. The pattern was written for magic loop but I’m working using three needles.

I don’t know if this is “right” or “wrong” but since I have five DPNs I’m working the socks in a sort of two at a time fashion. Two needles per sock and the fifth to work the live stitches. I plan to work each pattern section (toe, foot, turn the heel, etc) for each sock before moving to the next section. Hopefully this helps me produce two matching socks and avoid SSS, lol.

And as a pleasant consequence, I don’t have much of a laddering problem between the needles as I only have two needle changes (instead of the four I had with my Rye Socks). And I’m knitting the first stitch on each needle twisted and making sure to pull tightly. This is helping me to create a more even fabric. Check it out!

P.S. I’m TOTALLY in love with these colors. Really helps me power past the tiny yarn on tiny needle problem I usually face with socks.


11 thoughts on “A New Sock

  1. Necessity is the mother of invention! Looks like you are working your socks in almost the same fashion as two circular needles.if you haven’t tried that method,it is kind of like mixing magic loop with double points.cat bordhi has an excellent video on it on YouTube.:)

  2. I like the way you use the dpns – I always hate them because there are points everywhere. Claire over at Mollie & Claire told me about a little tiny circular, and that is what I have done almost all my socks with Sarah sock on – it is about 8 inches long, size 2.5 mm. perfect for a 60 stitch sock. I just go round and round and no ladders or lost needles or anything.

  3. I love the colors in the yarn! I also work two so is at a time but I just have to sets or DPNs. I like doing both toes and heels at the same time and by the time I’m done, I have two socks!

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