I did hear back from Sockmatician and we have his blessings to go forward with the Knit Along. There’s a lot of introductory info in this post so please go back and look at it if you need more information.
Today is the first actual knitting day so I hope everyone is ready.
There is a link in the pattern to a video by the Sockmatician for Judy’s Magic Cast on. I also like Knit Purl Hunter’s video for Judy’s Magic Cast On. She also has a video for Judy’s Magic Cast On for doing two socks at a time.
If starting off two at a time is confusing to you and you want to do your socks that way, it’s fine to start them separately, knit the exact same amount on both socks, then put them together on the one long needle (or two needles). For the longest time, I did that and sometimes had to separate them to get the heel turned.
Let The Knitting Begin:
Because I wanted to have several projects at different stages to show, you will see different socks along the way, all made using Sockmatician’s “recipe” for toe up socks.
Above are the socks I had started quite a while back. Currently I am working on the gusset.
These are some that I started and will work along with you. There’s still a couple of inches of knitting to be done before I start the gusset increases.
I started these yesterday because I want to be able to show you something with stripes.
What You Need To Do:
First, please ask any questions you may have, even if you feel like they’re goofy questions. Remember — all of us who knit socks made our first sock at some point and chances are, it was a frustrating experience. You obviously want to knit socks or you wouldn’t be trying this KAL. So, please . . do not give up.
Anyone who sees a question, please respond if you can help. I sometimes get busy and don’t want anyone to have to wait when they get to a point of needing help. Let’s please be respectful of copyright and not quote the pattern or post photos of the pattern.
Second, don’t feel like you have to make two at a time. Make one at a time if you’re more comfortable doing it that way.
So, get your needles and yarn out, read through your pattern, watch the cast on videos if needed and get started. To be ready for the next post on February 20, you will need to:
- Cast on.
- Make the increases.
- Knit to the point of starting the gusset.
Have fun and don’t forget to breathe! 🙂
When I’m doing something that makes me nervous, I always find myself holding my breath. Not sure what that’s supposed to accomplish but we really do need to breathe! 🙂
You will see that I have added Sockmatician’s Recipe KAL to the menu bar at the top. The dates and links will appear there until we are finished with the KAL.