First sock done of the Knitty BMP pattern – Space Invader Socks hot off the needles!!
There’s a previous post about getting the right needle size here..
Ohhh.. you can see another sock creation of mine on the other foot in the background – that was in Fortisima Colori Socka Color… You’ve gotta love a “sock Model” who voluntarily wears your creations!
My thanks to my sock model, Ben – He was fairly patient!! I would have modelled myself but these UK size 10 socks would look like an elephant’s trunk warmer on my tiny size 4 feet!
The heel and toe on these socks are identical and are done with shortrow shaping. They used some stitches I had never encountered before – SSK3tog?? SSP3tog?? SSP??? They were bitches! I really struggled with this and had to have a couple of hours quiet, silence and no interruptions!
I think I got it right….
The second sock will be neater I’m sure!!
BTW – the green I used for the bottom invaders was an odd ball that has been in my knitting stash since I was a tiny little girl and inherited all my Mum and sister Carol’s oddments for my very own knitting basket.
I could never bring myself to just throw it away – even when my knitting pals proclaimed it to be so awful, acrylicy and unnaturally coloured it “must have a half life” …Friends huh!
Here’s an snap of the “shooter action” on the to Toe – this was Swiss embroidered afterwards…I’d probably intarsia it if I did these again. It was pretty fiddley.
An finally, for those of you who like to immediately grab your friend’s knitting and inspect the wrong side 😀
The cuff on the second sock is different to this one. It has the score details on it.
At least it keeps in interesting….
Onward to cast on the second sock before “SSS” sets in. That’s Second Sock Syndrome if you’re not familiar with that term!