Yarn: Chameleon Colourworks in Peppermint Cheer
Pattern: Om Shanti Bedsocks by Alice Yu
Needles: 2.75mm Knit Picks Harmony DPN’s
Modifications/Notes: No mods, but I did make the legs longer. New Techniques: Toe up, braid at cuff and EZ’s Sewn bind-off.
At the beginning of the year Alice at Socktopus reopened admission to her sockclub and as a treat, I decided it would be fun to join.
Om Shanti Bedsocks are the first pair and I finished them in no time at all!
Things that I learnt with these socks were how to work a toe-up sock using a provisional cast-on. This was pretty neat, I’ve been procrastinating learning how to do toe-up, mainly because I felt it would take way too much time and frustration to learn. These socks actually made it so much easier to do and I’m glad I did. I’ll definitely be using this technique again. The other thing that was new, but not something really new, was garter stitch heels and toes, that was fun and on these, it actually feels very comfy. I also learnt how to create a braid at the cuff on these socks and that was pretty neat and then the final was working out EZ’s Sewn bind-off. I’m not too sure on this one, I think I might learn to like it, but mine doesn’t to be all that stretchy, so I’m probably doing something wrong. Anyone got any tips on this?
I have a small ball left over of the yarn that I can use to make someting small. 🙂