Following Ginny today to see what the bookworms are knitting and reading………..
I received Sock Knitting Master Class from my daughter for Christmas along with some beautiful Signature double point needles in size 2.5. As I looked through the book I found that I wanted to knit every pair of socks in it. Not only are they all interesting designs, but each one offers design tips and a lesson in technique.
Since I am always up for a challenge and cannot resist anything that sounds like I am going to become a master knitter, I’ve decided to take on this book as a personal knitting challenge. So, I’ve decided that I will work my way through the book, knitting each pair of socks, using up some of my stash yarn and replenishing it when I must. It will take me a while and I’m not going to bind myself within a timeframe. I will just knit for pleasure and hopefully learn something along the way.
Of course I will be writing posts about my sock adventure, especially when I learn something new and interesting. The first will be Asymmetrical Cables, a design by Cookie A. I will be knitting these with Pagewood Farms Yukon in a lovely blue solid so that it won’t distract from the flow of the cables.
Because this is a “masters” class I’ve decided to break with tradition and knit a gauge swatch. I never knit gauge swatches for socks, this is a first for me.
The book came with an accompanying DVD and I’m off to hear what the sock masters have to say this very minute!