Thursday, November 6, 2008

Moccasin Socks

I wanted to share my first moccasin sock from Knitter's Almanac! I have hesitated on knitting this for a few years. I could not fathom how I would know when knitting the "top" was long enough for my foot.

I decided to plunge right in changing only one thing......I knit it in the round.

I used Briggs N Little worsted using US sz 3 dpn's. I am a loose continental style knitter and usually have to resort to smaller needles to get gauge ~ 5 sts/inch.

I doubted EZ regarding the length of the "top" knitting so I made it shorter. As I was knitting merrily along, I got all kinds of ideas swimming in my head with ways of using this technique, as well as, several "Aha!" moments. Thank you EZ and Meg!

Since the top was made shorter, they will be gifted to my lovely mom whose feet are slightly smaller than mine. I can see my mom now (the woman pictured in my header and who taught me to knit) .....turning it that way and this way and saying out loud, hmmmm.

It makes me smile just thinking about it.

6 comments:

Knitman said...

How unusual these are. I like the two colours too.

LizzieK8 said...

Great socks! They are on my list of things to try.

Toni said...

Congratulations!!!! They look great!

N. Maria said...

Thank you so much for your comments. The socks really are great and I should have said that I knit the "leg" portion in the round. I then followed EZ's directions "the rest of the way".

candi said...

I love your socks Maria! I have that book, too, but haven't made anything yet. Maybe I should take a closer look. They'd be great for beginning of the year birthday presents (I've given up on finishing the Christmas knitting).

Lily said...

Haven't tried these yet either but must do so in the new year! Thanks for sharing your beautiful things you make!

Lily