Lots of people were talking about the first Sensational Knitted Socks when I first ventured into the knitting my own socks arena.
I only decided to knit socks because it felt like the next step to take in my knitting agenda. I’d moved from crochet on to knitting and that was straight into something that was slightly lacey and also with sewing up involved. No scarfs for me. *rolls eyes*.
So, with that progression, and having knit a pair using the Opal freebie pattern and then Ollie’s first socks with the Regia pattern, I thought to myself ‘Let’s see what the big deal is with SKS’.
My copy turned up and I flicked through it and completely daunted, I put it away. Underneath some other pattern books that I’d bought. I didn’t turn to it again until it was nearly Christmas and I needed a pair of socks for my brother. I dug it out and picked a stitch pattern I thought would work and I started. I actually read the bits I was meant to and concentrated on the actual words and understanding them. It worked a treat.
Would you believe, that is the only pair I’ve knitted from SKS so far? Well it is. I’m sure I will knit more, but before I could get the chance, More Sensational Knitted Socks was announced and you could pre-order it. Well, I had to have that one too in my grubby little mitts.
This time I was definitely more interested and more open to what More SKS would present to me… I love nearly every single (solid colour) pattern in this one. I want to have a go at them. As for the coloured work.. hmm… more practice and I shall see.
On that note, I started another pair of socks, for Ollie… again 🙂 and this time it’s the Sailor’s Rib pattern and consists of 5 sts.
So far, so good. I shall put up progress piccies when I’ve made a little progress.
Wicked is still happening. I’ve had to increase the number of stitches that make up the armhole part, mainly because I was wrong on the gauge front. I don’t have gauge. I’m out by a little. Ok, it’s a little more than a little.
So I’ve adapted the pattern and decided that I should work the size up to get the size below. If that makes sense, come explain it to me. Please. (But it is working. I have tried it on, and it’s working.) 😀