Confession time. I don’t knit socks. To be very specific, I don’t knit socks plural, I have knit plenty of single socks but I never manage to knit that second sock. I believe this is known as SSS (Second Sock Syndrom). Which is funny because I have no trouble knitting second sleeves, second mittens…
The Hartland Slipper socks are my antidote to this syndrome- worked in worsted weight Berroco Ultra Wool these toe-up socks are a super quick knit. Ultra Wool is a super wash yarn so you can throw these right in the laundry and even the dryer- though we do recommend using a mesh delicates bag to keep your knits looking as good as possible.
The socks start at the toe with one of my favorite knitting techniques: the Turkish double cast on. This cast on is like a magic trick but if its new to you it can be a little tricky. My advice: be patient with your self and the technique. Practice a few times using this video from the Berroco Learning Center and you’ll have perfect looking, magical two ended cast-ons mastered in no-time
Another favorite thing about these socks? They use very little yarn, I made them to use up the left over yarn from other projects in the Portfolio Vol. 4 Collection. Left over yarn always drives me a little crazy so these are a great stash buster too. Don’t forget about the Portfolio KAL
Start Date: Friday, September 15
End Date: Friday, November 17
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2 thoughts on “A Sock pattern for non-sock knitters”
Oh my goodness! There is a name for that habit of knitting only one sock! I thought for sure I was the only one who does that.
Have knit many garments but never socks either. Have even knit slippers. Enjoyed this post very much.