View Full Version : spiral socks

Lindsey H
04-04-2006, 11:58 AM
Has anyone ever made these? I came across this pattern http://www.hjsstudio.com/rc2socks.html a few months ago. Go to the bottom of the page. My husband is a former WWII reenactor and is fascinated with any kind of WWII uniform things. Anyway these look like fun and they don't have a heel. I am working on my 2nd more traditional sock but I am going to make these soon. I read in the Sweater Workshop that the author actually learned to knit in the girl scouts by making these socks.

04-04-2006, 04:32 PM
What size needles do you think we would use? It calls for Bucilla Steel Knitting needles, Sock Size #11 - I'm at work so I can't check, but isn't #11 a bit large for socks?

Lindsey H
04-04-2006, 04:40 PM
I'm not sure what that is. I guess since the pattern is from the 40's they had different needle sizes :thinking: . I am going to ask dh what kind of yarn he wants. I am guessing he will want a fingering weight like KPs Essential which I am working with now. That takes a needle size 1-3. I am using size 1 now but I may use 2 or 3 on the spiral socks. Let me know what you decide and how it works if you start these soon. I will probably not start on these for a few weeks. I have a lot of gift knitting this month then hopefully there will be time for "me and family" stuff. :happydance:

04-04-2006, 04:41 PM
I believe that is European sizing for the needles; then according to the chart found here (http://www.sizes.com/tools/knitting_needles.htm), you would use a 2 or 3 US size needle.
I've done tube socks before & am currently doing another pair for my aunt, just as the name states...a long tube, then the toe shaping, very easy & fun ;)

04-04-2006, 04:41 PM
well this (http://sizes.com/tools/knitting_needles.htm?PHPSESSID=81f32e23ff7ddccff14 c405a803e6366) chart talks about steel double pointed needles. maybe that is what they mean? looked like the equivalent was a size 2? (short term memory is bad!)

Lindsey H
04-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks for all your quick research. :D