Winwick Mum Sockalong – Preparation

Posted by Emma Eaves | Posted in Staff Projects | Posted on 30-04-2015

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I’ve always fancied making socks but am put off having to make two!!

I almost participated in the Stylecraft CAL, however when I saw the finished design if I’m completely honest I didn’t love it…I am new to crochet and felt that I couldn’t perceivere with something which I didn’t absolutely love. So that was that. Then Winwick Mum announced her Sock Along…and I decided that would be a great project 🙂

The sock along is due to start on the 3rd May (unfortunately, well maybe not! I am off on holiday that day, so I am going to have to play catch up when I get home a week later).

So far we have had information on choosing your yarn, needles, the dreaded tension square, matching yarn and accessories.

I am lucky enough to be able to chat with Winwick Mum as she is very local to us and pops in to see us now and again. So I had a chat with her recently and she was telling me about how important it is to knit the tension square otherwise your socks might not fit…there is nothing worse than spending all that time and effort and it not fitting!

So I have chosen my yarn, I have gone for the Regia 4ply Color, I had a few shades but narrowed it done to the Pink and Orange shade (Papagei – 7203) – it will hopefully knit up with a nice fairisle effect. For the needles, on the advice of Winwick Mum I have gone for the KnitPro Nova fixed circular, these needles are metal and look like they will be very smooth to use.

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Lovely Shades of Regia 4ply

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Papagei Color – 7203

Next up is my tension square…I used Winwick Mums technique where you only do knit rows; first knit a row and then rather than turning your work, leave a long thread and go back to the beginning of the row and knit the row again.

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tension3 I have decided that I am not going to match my yarn on this project, it looks rather complicated and I am not too fussed if the pattern does not match…maybe I’ll do that on my next pair.

I can’t wait to get started, check back in a few weeks to see how I am getting on.

Is anyone else joining in with the sockalong, we would love to see your progress.

Emma

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I just love the colours of the yarn you’ve chosen, Emma – it’ll be exciting to see how it knits up as your sock grows! I’m so pleased you’re joining in with the Sockalong – and I hope you’ll be very pleased with your socks! xx

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