Thursday, April 23, 2009
Knitting The Sock Leg
Hello fellow sock knitters! How are your socks knitting up? Isn't fun to see your sock growing with every round. If you are using a variegated or self striping wool are you finding yourself wanting to knit "just one more round" to see the colour change?!
If you have had time to work your way through the ribbing, it should look something like this (picture #1). Once your ribbing is the length you like, starting with needle #1 switch to straight knitting for every round.
* When knitting in the round purling is not needed to produce stocking stitch.
* Now it is even more important than when you were knitting the ribbing to tighten your stitches to prevent the ladders.
* When you pick up your knitting you want the "right" side facing you so your knitted sock is coming toward you. Like this (picture #2).
* When you pick up your knitting you do not want to see the "wrong" side with all of the bumps facing you. Like this (picture #3).
Now, relax and enjoy the calming effects of knitting as you knit the leg of your sock to the length you would like it. The pattern says to knit it 8" from the beginning. This means from your cast on edge. You decide how long you would like the leg. You will have enough wool to knit it a bit longer if you like.
Happy knitting ladies!