|Jen Lackey's mini sock|
Saturday, October 10
In the Making basement.
4232 Dolly Ridge Road
10:00am to noon
(see map below for parking information)
At our October meeting, we will knit a fun mini sock. Bring some scrap yarn (20 yds should be plenty) and appropriately sized needles for that yarn. Gauge is not important. You can use 4 double points, 2 circulars or 1 long circular for magic loop. We will be using Stacey Trock's Mini Sock pattern which is a free pattern on Ravelry. She has graciously agreed to allow us to use it as a group. We will have copies of the pattern to hand out at the meeting, and the link is included here if you want to look ahead of time. This will be an opportunity for those who have been intimidated by knitting socks to give it a try without the time and yarn commitment for knitting a full-size sock, or the need to consider fit. For those that can "knit socks in their sleep" these mini-socks will make adorable gifts and/or Christmas Tree ornaments.
There will also be a Mini-Socks Options thread on our guild's Ravelry discussion forum that will include sock ideas from our Sock Project that you can try out on a mini-sock, such as knitting socks with the magic loop technique or trying out different types of heels. You can check out, or even join in, The Sock Project on the guild Ravelry discussion forum.
|Jennifer Justiss' mini sock|
|Kathryn Pitt's mini socks|
|Mary Spanos' mini sock (knit from Karen Ford's handspun yarn)|