Monday, May 25, 2009


I enjoyed knitting 2 socks at a time. I really finished them about a week. I washed then yesterday and they are still big, oh well. I even put them in the dryer, hoping they would shrink some. No luck.
Since completing these, I have found out lots of things I wish I had done after the fact. So I am ready to try another pair to get a better fit. First of all, 64 total stitches was to many for these socks, I think it was because of the Koigu and using size 2 needles. Next time I will use size 1 for this yarn.

I will do toe up socks again. The biggest problem I seem to have is with the bind off. I had to redo it a couple of times. The best result was with a needle several sizes larger. Now that I'm finished I have found a better bind off, so I will do it on my next pair.. Elizabeth Zimmermans stretchy bind off. Looks easy and I think it will do the trick.
One way or the other I am going to get the perfect pair of socks. I have come to the conclusion that I can enjoy the Journey as well as the destination♥

Pattern: Wendy's Making Tracks Toe Up Socks/
Diagonal Rib from Socks From the Toe UP Wendy Johnson
Heel: Eye of partridge
Size: Large 64 stitches
Needles 2 US size 2
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM


  1. They look great! Congrats on your new found sock obsession! :)

  2. Cici your socks look fantastic. I bet your next pair will fit you perfectly. That is the reason Im doing mine cuff down, so I don't have the tight bind off prob. Right now I'm on my heel flaps. not doing too bad. hopefully I can get some good results like yours!!
    Hugs Patt

  3. The pattern on the socks is just beautiful and the colorway is perfect!
    I have not made socks in a long time and now you have inspired me to make another pair.