When I first started knitting, like many, I used good ‘ol acrylic. It was socks that introduced me to all the beautiful indie dyed yarns, which opened up the world of knitting for me. I felt this is a good place to start my story. How I learned to knit socks.
Disclaimer: This is a long one. I’ve included links that helped me through this process along with a list of patterns used. I do hope you’ll find it useful if you are a beginner sock knitter or thinking of casting on your first pair, or even if you’re simply curious to know how I got this party started.
I was making scarves for my husband and eldest son at the time. Knitting podcasts kept me company and almost every. single. one of them was making socks. I remember thinking – WHY? I don’t see the point. How can one even knit with such fine yarn and tiny, tiny needles? Not to mention how expensive yarn is only to put on your feet???
Fast forward 2 years later, and I am now a self-professed SOCK ADDICT.
I ALWAYS have a pair on the needles (sometimes two or three – don’t judge!) and carry it everywhere I go.
When I got the hang of it, I told my family they were all getting socks for Christmas.
2016 was the year of socks.
This is how it began…