There's nothing like a pair of handknit socks. You can use gorgeous sock yarn, choose your stitch pattern, and take them with you wherever you go.
One thing I've learned over the years is how to customize socks to fit my feet. Here's how I do it:
Kelley likes a rounded toe, too, and she's developed a recipe for making them for her toe-up socks. She creates her rounded toe by spreading out the increases, separating them with a growing number of knit rounds in-between.
Kelley talks about the rounded toe (and a great garter-stitch heel) in a recent broadcast of Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live.
Round 1: Knit across round.
Round 2: * K1, Kfb, knit to last three stitches on needle one, Kfb, K2.* Repeat for second needle.
Round 3: Repeat round 2 until you have 22 (24, 26) stitches per needle which is a total stitch count of 44 (48, 52).
Round 4-5: Repeat round 1.
Round 6: Repeat round 2.
Round 7-8: Repeat round 1.
Round 9: Repeat round 2.
Round 10-12: Repeat round 1.
Round 13: Repeat round 2. You should now have 56 (60, 64) stitches.
We hope this helps those of you who, like Kelley and me, are "flat-toed"!
We're having a ball introducing you to our first yarn line, Coeur d'Alene Yarns. The first yarn in the line is Sasquatch, a fingering yarn hand-dyed locally in the Pacific Northwest and exclusive to Alpaca Direct!
Sasquatch is a sumptuous blend of 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. There are two types of this yarn, a tonal and a multi-color.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.