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Sock 3.1 is finished!

Here it is, in all its lonely glory:

Sock 3.1

If you look closely at the heel, you’ll see a hole. That’s because there is one. I didn’t pick up a stitch when I should have. I tried to darn it closed, but when I put the sock on, the darning thread came out. I didn’t expect this first sock to be close to perfect, so this is pretty good.

I used Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off, and I did it wrong. This is because, instead of using my copy of Knitting Without Tears and its helpful pictures, I used a text-only page. But it works and it’s not rippable, and I got it right in the end. I have also realized I need a real tapestry needle, not the very thick child’s one I’ve been using. Also? It was harder on my wrist than knitting.

I’ve also started on sock 1.2.


sock 1.2



I used the chain provisional cast-on. The chain was made with an H hook using worsted. I did that the first time, and it worked very well. You’ll also note all the stitch markers. The plain rings are 8 stitches apart; the split rings separate the wrapped stitches from the working ones. I refuse to lose count again. I’ll take them out when I finish the toe. Maybe. Or I’ll stick a small ring on each needle so I can count eight instead of sixteen. Or something.

Categories: knitting
  1. July 6, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Yay sock! Congrats!

  2. Holly Kim
    July 6, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    I have seen the sock in person! And it is neat. 🙂

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