Monday, March 31, 2008

Wee Tiny Sock

It's quick, it's fun and it's so gosh darned cute - how can one resist knitting at least one if not many of these wee tiny socks? This one is winging its way to Pennsylvania to my downstream swap pal. The yarn is tofutsie - it's from a sample given to me by Allison, who I met through the International Tote Exchange. At the time, I thought it was pretty but hadn't get gotten the sock bug and wasn't really interested in knitting with teeny tiny needles. I tucked it away for just in case. This was the perfect project. I love the way the tofutsie felt on the needles. It produces a very soft sock. I'm not sure how it would wear, not having anyone around with a foot so tiny.

I knitted it from the toe up using the magic loop. It features a short row heel, a technique I am finally beginning to understand. I've always gotten the concept but had problems understanding the execution. I'm still getting holes, despite knitting the wraps. Hopefully, those will disappear as I do this more. The cuff is a mock cable stitch that I discovered for a baby hat (pictured a few posts back) It's easy and it looks so cool:
It's over 5 stitches - the set up is k3, p2
row 1: sl1st, k2, psso, p2
row 2: k1,yo,k1,p2
rows 3 and 4: k3, p2
It took about 3/4 of a Harry Potter Movie (the second to the last one)
The swap is a display of simplicity - knit a tiny sock and send it to someone. Meet two new people.
DH's reaction was, "You knitters are weird." But this is from a man who chases dead birds around the rain forest.
Does anyone have any experience with knitting shrugs? I was never interested before but suddenly have a yen for one - I'm thinking something a little intricate to highlight the plain beige yarn dm (dear mom) brought me from China - but not something so complicated that I can't watch an episode of say Men in Trees.


Holly Jo said...

A shrug? I am not quite sure what qualifies as one, but my favorite thing published on Knitty that would perhaps qualify as one is Convertible. Love it. Very versatile though might be a little more demanding than you want. :)

Danielle said...

Wow, that's really fancy! I just knit the pattern that was on her website. It looks great!

Peggy said...

What a cute little sockie. With cable too!!!!

ninou77 said...

Great socks! With cables!! Woo! You amaze me!!

I try knitting socks with the magic loop! It's better but I frogged it two times!!;(