I knit plain socks, like those pictured, when I am watching TV, listening to a book, or travelling. I love the fact that they are mindless and sometimes I have the heel turned and don't remember doing it. They are the form of relaxation that I turn to often. I made these six pairs since Christmas and most of them will be given away as birthday presents this month and next.

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CLABBERS's picture

Neat colors. Are they toe-up or top-down socks? From a novice's point of view, socks are anything but mindless. Hopefully, someday soon, I'll get to that point. I'm not sure why my mind resists the sock-knitting process so much. But, like anything else, once learned, it should be smooth sailing!

Thanks for sharing.


ronhuber's picture

The socks are cuff down - I have tried every method of knitting socks and this is my favourite method. I think people get used to knitting and purling back and forth and that is why it is difficult to get their heads around socks. The first thing I learned to knit was socks. After two or three pairs you will find them mindless.

Bill's picture

I agree...after a few pairs of socks, they become mindless. ...I automatically adjust for yarn thickness, cables, etc.
I make my socks top down, and very tall. I wear them with boots.
I start with more stitches because of the calf, then decrease as I get towards the ankle.

Nehkhasi's picture

Beautiful set of socks there! I've done one so far and they're "pink"! LOL There are very simple but also an old pattern I found on the net that's from the 1940's and they're knit "flat" (ugh, a seam). I originally began them with the intention of giving them to my mother in law, until I found that she doesn't like pink, she likes "blue". When I finished I then decided to keep them for myself and I wear them when I'm feeling cantankerous! LOL. I love knitting sweaters the most, but have a desire to knit more sock and preferable something more modern, beautiful and in the round like your own.


Potter's picture

Wow! Those are some cool looking socks!

Kerry's picture

Nice socks Ron, I especially like the colour combo in the first sock.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great looking socks, Ron. I see you also add a strip of garter stitch at the edge of the heel flap...didn't we discuss that once in some messages? Anyhow, Congrats.

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

ronhuber's picture

Yes, we did, Joe. Knitting legends.....

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for letting me know I remebered correctly...I sometimes think I had the discussion when I actually just considered it.

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