What I knit – 7 – The Uneven Socks
About three years ago, in October 2008, I gave a try to knitting my first pair of socks. It looked very intricate to me, but socks are something knitters seemed to be making by the dozen, so I figured I could at least give it a try.
When I got to the heel I was puzzled. I felt my pattern’s instructions were unclear and looking for help on the internet only confused me more. So I put the sock aside to be finished later, after some rest.
Almost three years later, I picked it up again. I had to finish at least one pair of socks in my life, even if they were to be the only pair I ever made. Giving a look at the pattern, it was all suddenly very clear to me. In only a couple days I was done with the first sock and enthusiastically starting the second one.
There was only one problem with my plan :
The socks are clearly not the same size! The left one is larger, and a bit longer, than the other, which has a more fitted size.
Yes, that is what I get for knitting these three years apart!
They have other tiny faults, but none as obvious as the size difference.
I still love them though; they’re warm, and comfy, and more than anything : I made these myself!
I have put my hands on many more books and patterns and read a lot on sock making. I see plenty more of socks in my knitting future !