Wednesday, 19 September 2012

yarn along

Joining in with Ginny for the yarn along.
I am learning to knit 2 socks at the same time!!
Honestly, the things that get me excited...

This was my first sample pair, done in different colours so as to be less confusing. I think the idea here is that you do this twice to get more practice and end up with 2 pairs of socks. I was using up bits of leftover wool though and don't have enough to make more, so I now have an odd pair of socks to fit about a 3-4 year old and as I have a 7 yr old and a 10 month old, they are kind of useless! 

I did learn a lot though and am now working away on a 'proper' pair of socks.

Luckily I am the same size as their intended recipient so I can try them on.
These are made with this gorgeous gorgeous wool which is 50% merino and 50% yak. It feels amazing and is going to be so super warm.

Happy yarn along x 
Jo x 


  1. I'VE READ about the two socks at the same time but never tried it----look at you go!!! congrats!

  2. I have always wanted to learn how to knit 2 socks at a time, I must do that soon. The socks you are knitting sound like a lovely combination of comfort and luxury.

  3. Well done! I learnt how to do them cuff down this year but haven't done toe up, yet. Using the different colours is a good idea.
    I've never heard of yak wool before!

  4. Ah must be a sock time of year!! You are much more adventurous than me Jo :) How about making sock puppets with your odd ones?? x

  5. That wool sounds amazing!! Two at a time!! Look at you go :)

  6. That wool sounds lovely, hope it feels lovely too. I have only managed one at a time.