Monday, February 20, 2012

Who says you can't crochet socks?

Most of my yarny friends love to knit socks and do a really great job of it, but I just can't get into knitting the way I do crochet. Well, while visiting my mother-in-law yesterday, she gave us a book she had bought called Learn to Crochet Socks by the American School of Needlework. The designs are by Kathy Wesley, and I immediately grabbed it from my wife and sat down to start hooking. I've finished the cuff and ankle of one sock, and so far it looks great. I crochet a bit on the tight side, so that may work to my advantage when it comes to socks. I realize crocheted socks don't have quite the elasticity of knitted ones, but I think I am really going to like them. The first pair is being made for my wife, since the patterns are only for women's small and medium size feet, but once I get the basics down, I figure I can adapt it to my own boat-size feet. I'll definitely let you know how they turn out!

1 comment:

  1. Yup, done my first pair of crochet socks this month - toe up and they were far easier to make than knit socks!