Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Sockings

Here's a pair of socks I just finished for my aunt as part of my Christmas knitting. My mom's feet are the same size (luckily!), so she's my model in the picture.

Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky, color Harmony


I used a figure-eight toe. I increase 4 stitches on the first two rows, and then I alternated increasing every other row until I arrived at 32 stitches.

I used a heel flap with gusset and worked the entire cuff in 2x2 ribbing. This is pretty much my vanilla sock pattern, tweaked for a size 7 foot.

I've done LOTS of knitting lately, so I'll be posting pictures all week. Did I mention we bought a camera at Walmart on Black Friday? Yep, trying it out as well.

Also, when I was digging for the link on Knitty, I ran across this one too, instructions for Magic Cast-on. I've never seen that, but it looks super handy. I'm getting ready to cast on an identical pair of socks for my mom as these, and I think I'll give this method a go. I'll let you know how it goes.

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