Thursday, 29 November 2012

Portable Projects: Socks

Thuja by Bobby Ziegler
We hear that socks are the perfect project for knitting on the go. They are small and portable, and if you're knitting simple socks you don't have to carry any charts.There are lots of great sock patterns online, as well as some great books all about socks.

Knitting socks does require slightly different tools and accessories, and there are many techniques for knitting socks! You can knit socks from the cuff to the toe, or from the toe to the cuff. You can knit socks on double points or on circulars. You can also knit both socks at once on double points or circular needles.


If you like knitting socks on double points try out the new KnitPro Karbonz. These new-age needles are made from high-tech carbon fiber with tips in nickel plated brass. The shiny, smooth brass tips comes in perfect points to make knitting with fine sock yarn easier. KnitPro Karbonz are available from 1.5mm to 3.5mm.




If you prefer knitting socks on circulars, you're in luck - KnitPro Karbonz are also available as circular needles! KnitPro Karbonz Circulars come in  40, 60, 80, and 100 cm lengths, so whether you like to knit them using the magic loop method or with two circulars, you'll be able to try out these amazing new needles. KnitPro Karbonz Circulars are available from 2mm to 3.5mm. 




KnitPro also has double pointed sets specifically for socks and other small accessories.
If you prefer wood needles with color and flair a set of KnitPro Dreamz are perfect. They are available in 15 and 20 cm lengths and come in the most popular sizes 2-4mm, great for any type of sock or small accessory. The KnitPro Dreamz double pointed needle set comes in a beautiful fabric pouch so you can enjoy the beauty of these needles even when they are not in use.

If metal double points are your preferred tool for knitting socks give KnitPro Nova needles a try! KnitPro Novas are 15 cm long a set includes sizes 2-4mm.  Made from lightweight metal KnitPro Nova needles are strong, lightweight and durable. The smooth surface of the KnitPro Nova needles ensures that stitches move smoothly off the needle to make knitting quicker. 

If you're working socks on double points you'll want to make sure and use KnitPro DPN Tubes to keep all of your stitches on the needle, and if you're using circular needles, you can use KnitPro Point Protectors. Nothing is worse than taking your project out of the bag and realizing that your stitches have fallen off the needles! 


Once you've finished your socks, don't forget to use KnitPro Socks Blockers to block them into sock perfection! 

4 comments:

  1. Leaving a blog post for a contest entry! I would absolutely love to win a chance to try out your crochet hooks!!!

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  2. Comment as response to the contest as well! Crochets look awesome :D

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  3. Just subscribed on your on your YouTube channel, already have a simfonie interchangeable set and can't imagine knitting without it. I would really love to win simfonie rose int. set or crochet hooks!

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    1. For the post above - My Ravelry ID: sandrinasara

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