Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Sock Down!

Tada!!! Such as it is -- it's finished. I just learned how to do a kitchener stitch. That's the stitch you use when you need to knit up a seam, seamlessly :) In this case, I wanted a nice smooth toe.
Basically, you must have equal numbers of stitches on 2 needles, keep them parallel, and do a really fancy back-and-forth stitching, using a tapestry needle (or other large needle). I had to get online help from a youtube video.
In this photo, perhaps you can see that I've already finished off over half of the toe, on the right, and have only 3 stitches remaining to "kitchener."
So here's the sock. Mother likes it a lot. It's not a sock for wearing in a pair of shoes; it's too bulky for that. I wanted a pair of footie socks, for wearing around the house. They fit well and are comfortable.

Time to get started on the second one ....

2 comments:

  1. Bravo, MK! It looks GREAT! I'm so proud of you. You're speedy, too!

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