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May the Socks be with you.

May the Socks be with you.

Mayflower Socks

Knitting Socks is very hard, am not gonna lie to you, I have tried. You will have to learn how to knit in the round, or use these annoying little sock-needles, then learn how to measure so that everything will fit at the end, still you might end up will ladders or some thing that is both too big and too small at the same time. But it does not have to be that hard, there are ways around it, if you really want to make your very own first sock without the risk of failing this time.


This pattern will teach you how to knit socks using straight needles, how to make sure that your sock is the size you like and any beginner could do it.

Yarn:
These socks are made in Mayflower Easy Care yarn, you could use a similar yarn to match the size of needels used. I will be posting patterns of socks made in Drops Alpaca yarn and Järbos Big Verona yarn soon aswell.

 


      What you need:

  • Yarn (two balls of 50 g each) worsted weight yarn
  • Needles that fit your yarn (6mm)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch marker, or something similar.

Tip: This sock is knit from the top down. Start by deciding how high you would like your sock to be, you could use a sock you like for reference. Then measure the length of your foot, from heal to toes.

Tip: This pattern below is for socks made for a size 36-38, medium height. To go up in size, 39-41, add 4 more stitches when casting on. 

 

Pattern:

  • Cast on 36 stitches. Work two knit two purl front and back. work 6 rows.
  • Knit in stockinette stitch now (the hight of your sock), 30 rows in stockinette stitch. Start with a knit row.
  • Heel : Now work on the heel. This is worked on the right side: place a marker in the middle of your 36 stitches, to mark half of the sock. Slip first stitch, knit all the way to the marker but leave the last stitch before the marker. Turn your sock around, purl all the way, but not the last two  stitches. Turn your work around, knit all but the last two stitches before the marker. Continue like this, skipping one stitch at the time on each side until you have reached the last 5 stitches before the marker.
  • Turn your work around and purl all the stiches.
  • Continue in stockinette stitch as long as your foot, 32 rows here.
  • Now work the toe. The toe is worked just like the heel, but it is worked on the opposite side of the sock. Here, on the right sock, the heel is on the right and the toe will be on the left. Repeat the heel steps, but start when you have reached a purl row. When you have reached the last 5 skipped stitches from the purl side, do not turn the sock around, purl all the way instead until you reach the marker. Remove the marker, measure double length of the sock in yarn, cut the yarn and thread it on a yarn needle.
  • Place the knitting needles side by side, see picture.Now, drive the sewing yarn needle back and forth between the stitches in the front, make sure that you alternate between the sides. When you have gone through the sitch with the yarn needle, you can then remove it from the knitting needles.

  • Once you have cleared the knitting needles from stitches, you can sew the sock. use the edges to sew, go back and forward evenly for a clean and seamless look.

 

Tip: Do use safety needles or something similar to help you sew evenly. Do not pull on the yarn to hard, you want the tension to be even.

  • Now, Make the left sock just like you made thes right one, just remember that the left sock will have the heel on the left side and toe of the right. To achieve that with the same number of rows, start with a purl row instead of a knit row after the 6 rows of “two knit two purl”. OR, if you dont mind the seam being on the same side of each sock, then just follow the exact pattern, they will look great no matter what.

 

Tip: If you are using variegated yarn, like it did, and would like the socks to like alike. Then, pull on the yarn until you reach the same color combo that you had at the start of the first sock. Just make sure you have enough yarn.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions then don’t be shy, just ask away. 🙂

Eveningstar Sweater

Eveningstar Sweater

Good wednesday everyone.

Perfect morning 🙂

A couple months ago I wanted to start knitting a sweater for my boyfriend, the weather was then still cold and the timing felt right. But then summer came, and went by and now, in the middle of the fall season, I have decided to finally finish I started and have it done before christmas. YAY.

Pattern -> click on picture.

The pattern is a free one that I found on Drops designs website, the best place to find nice and clear patterns, modern design and to top it all, every pattern on there is free. 🙂 (not an ad or a sponsored post, I just love Drops design) This pattern in perticular is made using karisma yarn, a 100 % wool blend that I then had not tried yet.

 

 

Since I stated working on this sweater, I have gone back and forth on how the graph and pattern should look like when it came to the stars on the front. My boyfriend is not a big fan of multicoloured and flashy designs, so I have been making some changes to the graph and adding some of my own twists.

Adding a cute twist, a sweet little robot on the bottom left part 🙂 I love it.

There is not that much left now, am working the front part of the sweater, then I’ll work the back, arms and assemble. Ok, I have a lot to do, but I think I am more than half way done.

Wish me luck. 🙂

Look, not much left… I think.
I added yellow to make it a bit more Sara 🙂
Knitting and wearing my own knit sweater made with Eskimo yarn from Drops.
Sweet Buttercup

Sweet Buttercup

 

For the last week I have been working with some of the softest and the smoothest yarn to crochet with, it’s Drops Baby Merino. This i my favorite brand of yarn (not a sponsored post) but I have never worked with Baby Marino before. After working with i now, I will definitely use soon to make something for myself.

I found a greet free pattern on Drops website (garnstudio) that I wanted to make. I followed the instructions for the “12 months old” baby measurements, I hope it will fit well.  The pattern was very easy to follow and it worked up really quickly. Can’t wait to give it to its rightful user soon.

Information:

This was a very fun project, and am so happy that I went with both this sweet soft colour and this baby friendly yarn 🙂 . Here are more pictures.