FO to you too, past week.

It's kind of been a crappy week all the way around. So have some finished objects!

The Completely reversible scarf pattern from Honey Lane Farms done in Mochi Plus which is 80/20 Merino/Nylon.

And my first sock (and the dismal amount of yarn I had left over...). It fits fairly well, too! Now to get it's mate started so I can wear my first pair of socks! I may fudge the length on the 2nd sock juuuuust a smidge to make sure I don't run out on that one, too.

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Socks Ravelry

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work. As far as having just a bit of yarn left...Better that than run out. I'm facing that on a current pair: I only have 2 skeins of that yarn and may have to rip and reknit. Oh well, can't be afraid to rip. BTW - You must have very large feet if it takes most of a skein for one sock. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

herbie74's picture

Thank you! and you're right, better to have a little yarn left than run out. And that amount of yarn left means I'm comfortable pitching, and it won't sit around staring me in the face being too little to knit anything with but too much to just toss. ;-]

I've never thought of my feet as huge, they're 10.5" from heel to toe. The pattern called for 10" of leg-portion before starting the heel flap. My store-bought Hanes have 6-7" depending on where you measure from.

Subsequent pairs of socks will have shorter leg portions.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the clarification. Your feet are a bit larger than mine but nowhere near as large as I thought. You're right that a 10 inch leg portion is a bit long as that usually goes for knee high or kilthose. Still, the great thing about knitting your own socks is you can always change things around to customize the fit. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bill's picture

I usually knit my heavy socks to go just above my calf/below kilt socks. Sometimes, double I always figure about 800 yds per pair.

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful scarf and sock, Herbie. I'm working on my first sock too (actually on my second now). It came out huge. But I'm keeping it as a reference for how and where I have to decrease until I get it to come out right. The scarf really came out beautifully.

herbie74's picture

Thanks! I'm very happy with the scarf.

The socks are fun, though I will be doing something more interesting than straight stockinette on the next pair.

My teacher had me do felted slippers first, which were done with chunky yarn on size 10+ needles, so they knit up fast, and I could see what was going on before trying to figure out the gussets and heel flap etc with tiny yarn. Good luck with #2 of your pair!

Craig's picture

Love the colours and texture of your scarf. Socks, once you make your first pair you will always have another pair on the go, they seem to become addictive. Or is that just me.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

herbie74's picture


It's not just you. I'm already trying to figure out what pattern I want to do on the next pair of socks.

Masala's picture

Very nice. I have never knitted socks. At this time, I am working on sweaters and vests. Cheers, Sid

herbie74's picture

Thank you!

I'm having fun with the socks. I loved making the sweater I did, and found a couple more to try, but it's not cold enough long enough here to justify cranking out any more sweaters right now. Might do a vest though, once I work through my current projects.

Good going Matt! Love the colors in the scarf. The socks are awesome!