On Christmas eve I wanted to cast on a pair of socks with this lovely Opal yarn that I bought in Cambridge 2019. It has a silver sparkle in it so it was perfect to use it during Christmas and I was not using any patterns for this one, so just a vanilla sock with a bit of “fun” just after the rib.
I have just cast on the second sock so this pair will soon be finished.
Yarn used: Fingering weight (Opal 9670 Shine) Needle: 2.50 mm Started: 24th of December 2021
These socks have a long history with me because I started way back in 2011 or thereabout and I was a new knitter then after a long pause from 1987 when I just had started to learn it back in 1985 with mums help. So when I put this to the side and left it for some time I could not see where in the pattern I was because I was not experienced enough at that time, so I ripped it all up and left it to that, but I had deiced to use this yarn for That sock in the future and that future was now in 2021.
I’m so pleased with them and the pattern is so easy to knit and it looks nice and I managed to make them to match. There will be more socks in this pattern.
If you want to give these a go then you’ll find the pattern here at Ravelry. The pattern is in Swedish and English by Helene Wallin
These socks have been on my needles for a long time and that’s down to me forgetting to use the lilac on the heels, because I knew that the gray wouldn’t be enough otherwise. But I didn’t realise my error until the first sock was finished, so I started to look for the yarn and then to my horror found out it was discontinued!! I kept looking for some time, from 1st of October 2020 till i finally found it in a group on facebook 2nd of January 2021. So on 14th of February (Valentine Day) i finally finished them.
Yarn used: Mayflower 1 Class (grey) & Opal Needle: 2.50 mm Started: 4th June 2020 Finished: 14th February 2021 Pattern: n/a Designer: Kay F Jones
I have for some time now, years actually, wanted to learn to use magic loop and when my favourite pod caster woman Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears Pod-cast started a knitting university series, I jumped on it. I finally could learn this and I made a pair of socks with magic loop. After I had finished this I didn’t hate Magic Loop as much as before but still prefer my DPNs.
Yarn used: Mayflower 1 Class Needle: 2.25 mm Started: 1st May 2020 Finished: 4th, June 2020 Pattern: n/a Designer: Kay F Jones
Another pair of socks by Kay F Jones and they were part of a collection she made inspired by Harry Potter, and the collection is called “The Swish and Flick Collective“. This collection holds 8 patterns and not all were socks.
The inspiration for these socks is from The Yule Ball and she wanted to capture the feeling of being stood in the Great Hall and the lace pattern depicts the windows that surround the Great Hall. The twinkly stitch pattern that flows down from the windows and over the foot represents the magically frosted walls, and it was That! that made me use the silver thread in it.
Yarn used: Hobbii Happy Feet Solid Colourway: 15 Gris Mayflower 1 Class Colourway: 2026 Needled: 2.5 mm Started: 4 September 2019 Finished: 2 February 2020 Pattern:Twinkle & Dance Designer: Kay F Jones
A new year and hopefully a good one and time to knit new things, and I started with a pair of socks. I really wanted to use the yellow and lilac/purple heel as in the pattern but I couldn’t find the perfect purple to match the yellow I had, so I decided to leave them out and knit everything in the main colour that was almost the same as in the pattern.
Most of my socks are all by Kay F Jones because her patterns are so well written that you just can’t do wrong and this is perfect for a new knitter who’s learning to knit socks. I also like her style and patterns plus that I’m a big fan of their (Dan & Kay Jones) Pod cast The Bakery Bears and I’m a patreon of it as well. If you want to know more about them then check out their Home Page.
Yarn used: FIBERRO Sock Colourway: Fire Needled: 2.5 mm Started: 9 December 2019 Finished: 13 January 2020 Pattern:Clementine
The Bakery Bears podcast duo of Dan and Kay Jones have split the Christmas advent calendar this year by doing their own things. Dan is taking the viewers out on trips to interesting places that have Christmas connections and Kay has started a mystery Christmas Knit along. So on every odd dates its Dan and even dates it’s Kay, so the KAL (knit-a-long) is a pair of socks with a Christmas/festive theme.
Day 1. Fairy Light Ribbing
Day 2. Chimney Stacks
Day 3. Tinsel Lace
Tomorrow is the next section and I can’t wait to see what pattern that will be.