Thursday Knit-a-Sock-Along: Week 7

So, I bet you’ve been waiting with bated breath for me to reveal the next sock pattern I’m knitting…haven’t you? In my last Sock post, I had three different patterns in mind and it was a hard decision to make. It all came down to the yarn I had in my stash and which one was calling out to me.

Drum roll please….Hermione’s Everyday Socks won out! It’s a free pattern on Ravelry and I had the perfect yarn for it. It’s Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Spectrum. Can you think of anything more perfect for a Harry Potter inspired sock? I don’t know if you remember but the Spectrum Splasher was a rocket invented by the Weasley’s. There’s also the Harry Potter Spectrum Song. It’s a gorgeous blend of blues, aquas, purples and greens. The color is scrumptious! I wound it up into two even cakes, each weighing 58 grams.

I am knitting for the first time with two size US 1 – 2.25 mm 24″ (60 cm) circular knitting needles. I was amazed that I had no size 1’s in my knitting needle stash (except for DPNs) and wanted to knit exactly as the pattern specified. I purchased the ChiaGoo Lace needles and boy, are they tiny! I’ve noticed my stitches have a tendency to fall off the needles when I’m moving from one set to the next and have to be very careful to not lose them. So far, I’m loving them; however these may take me awhile to make because of the teeny, tiny needles.

I used a long tail cast on and have completed the cuff, which was a 1×1 rib for 20 rows. I forgot to knit one row after the cuff and have completed 3 pattern repeats of 4 rows for the leg. It’s coming along swimmingly. I hope to learn from the pattern notes left by others (actually that’s how I figured out I missed that first knit row) and youtube videos for my very first heel, heel turn, gusset, and all those other sock knitting terms.

Have you started your socks yet? If not, join me and my fellow knit-a-sock-along knitters, Hannah, Maggie and Alex! Until next time…

Happy Knitting!

Madeline Tosh Sock Yarn in Spectrum
Madeline Tosh Sock Yarn in Spectrum
Cuff Completed
Cuff Completed
Leg section
3 pattern repeats of four rows finished for the leg

5 Comments Add yours

  1. jessmcombs says:

    I think I may need to make those too! I haven’t knitted socks in a while and those look pretty cool.

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    1. You totally should! It’s been pretty easy so far, with the exception of learning to knit with smaller needles 🙂

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  2. Maggienesium says:

    Huzzah!!! I’m so excited about this pattern – and no there is nothing more appropriate than Harry Potter themed socks. Socks are huge in that series and I almost feel like I need to knit a pair inspired by each book!
    US 1’s are absolutely tiny! I have metal ones that I’m slightly afraid to use because the sock yarn I have is so smooth and slippery. Fortunately, all my patterns have called for US 2’s, which for me means US 3’s 🙂

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    1. I feel the same way! I’ve seen a lot of Harry Potter inspired socks out there and need to put them in my library on Ravelry. It does take getting used to the tiny metal needles; however I do love the way they slide when I’m not on a join section 🙂


  3. Hannah says:

    Hi Paula, you have surpassed me! I’m still on sock one if you believe that. I have awarded you the Sunshine Award, here is the link to my post Have a good week! Hannah x

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