Sunday, February 24, 2008

Plain Vanilla Socks

Originally uploaded by Garyou.
I confess: I sometimes think knitting a plain vanilla sock is boring; it's the most boring thing to knit.

Still, I love to knit plain vanilla socks. It's addictive. Knit stitch after stitch, row after row. And out of nowhere (yeah, I know where it comes from. But it's a rhetoric, you know), I have a sock in my hands.

Again, I confess: I love knitting socks with lace patterns, socks with cable stitches, and socks with any decorative stitches.

But, any of them gives me this nice and cosy foot comfort when it comes to wearing. Well fitted plain vanilla socks is the best. They are the most comfortable socks to wear.

And the issue here is "well fitted." It must not be too loose. It must not be too tight. Just in size. That's what I care.

That means, you need swatching a lot. You have to try with different size of needles, different number of stitches and all. You may have to knit a complete sock to figure out what you really need.

This time, I was lucky. 64 stitches for circumference with size 0 needles is just my size. Well, I could have guessed, though. My not-so-rich sock knitting experience told me before I started.

At last, I confess: I love knitting plain vanilla socks; I love wearing them.

Yarn: Online Supersocke 100 Sierra Color 77
Needle: Size 0 (2mm) 80cm circular
Started in October 2007
Finished on 16 February 2008
Cast-on: Magic cast-on 24 stitches increase to 68 stitches
Heel: Short-row heel with wrap
Cuff: K2xP2 rib
Cast-off: Turbular cast-off

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