View Full Version : FO: First Socks from Silver's Tutorial

07-07-2007, 01:47 PM
Okay, Silver's sock tutorial rocks! If I can make a pair of socks, anyone can. I made a lot of mistakes, but they are a wearable pair of socks. I originally bought this yarn (J. Knits Superwash Me - Sock) to make a washable shawl for my mom, but discovered that she can no longer figure out how to wear a shawl (alzheimer's). So I decided to make her some socks instead.

The sizing is okay, but I'm a little disappointed that the 2 x 2 ribbing isn't more elastic. It doesn't hug the ankle very well. Would a different yarn be better?

07-07-2007, 02:25 PM
Those turned out really good! Maybe you could go down a needle size for the ribbing next time?

Anyhow, they look great!

07-07-2007, 02:25 PM
those look great!

Jan in CA
07-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Those look fabulous! :cheering:

07-07-2007, 03:44 PM
Great socks! And i like the colourway too...:cheering:

07-07-2007, 03:45 PM
I never think to do a roll-down cuff for some reason, I love that part of it. The colours are lovely too. They'll keep your mom's toes nice and warm. :hug:

07-07-2007, 04:53 PM
Great work! I have done a few pairs of socks now and i have yet to get the ribbing exactly right. It's a little loose, or a little tight... I think it comes with practice. At least, I hope so!

07-08-2007, 10:40 AM
Great job!! :balloons:

07-08-2007, 04:06 PM
Congrats on finishing your socks...they look great!!


07-13-2007, 05:54 PM
They are beautiful!! :thumbsup: