View Full Version : FO: First pair of socks!

01-16-2007, 12:24 AM
These are the first socks where I finished the pair. (I had another pair of more slipper socks that I got bored with, and started these) I'm really proud of them because it took me forever and a million websites to get the hang of short rows with wraps.

I did them on US #7 DPN needles with worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft).

I sort of made up the pattern. I just cast on 40 stitches, and used half to turn the heel and then half again to turn the toe.

They're a bit loose in the heel, but they're comfortable, and I'm hoping they'll conform a bit more as I wear them. Besides casting on less stitches, are there any ideas for making them snugger for future reference?

01-16-2007, 12:57 AM
Those are cute! Fit snugger? Well...I would say choose a stretchier stitch pattern but it already looks like you used ribbing...You could drop down a needle size and see what happens....

01-16-2007, 10:09 AM
They look great! :cheering:

01-16-2007, 10:26 AM
Great job!!!! Cristy's idea of dropping down a needle size is the best bet to make them fit snugger.

01-16-2007, 07:23 PM
Congrats! A *pair* of socks! That is an accomplishment that I'm very jealous of. I especially like the purple heels and toes (well, they look purple on my monitor).

Good job!

Jan in CA
01-16-2007, 07:46 PM
Very cute!

01-16-2007, 10:02 PM
Great job!

My first socks were a bit baggy, but then I made the next pair with smaller needles, and they fit much better. Needle size can make a big difference in the width of a project.

01-17-2007, 03:26 PM
:cheering: :cheering: They look great!

01-22-2007, 10:37 AM
My first pair was the same way - JUST a bit loose. I have learned that because I am a loose knitter - I often need to go down a size for other things, so why not for socks too!

They do look fabuloso!

01-22-2007, 10:43 AM
They look really good, well done!

I need to learn to do socks too. You've inspired me.

01-22-2007, 11:52 AM
I did them on US #7 DPN needles with worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft).

I didn't know Caron made a verigated! Very nice :cheering: yeah you for making it up as you go. I love to knit that way.

01-22-2007, 09:30 PM
I love the color! You did a great job I have not done a short row heel before and I thinks I may have to now. :hug: