Have you been thinking about knitting socks and don’t know where to start?
What about a Christmas stocking?
Oh, yes it looks like a large project. Basically a Christmas stocking is a sock knit on larger needles with thicker yarn. And because of that it may be easier to knit than using fine needles and yarn. Or “toothpicks” as my sister calls my Size 1 double pointed needles. 🙂
Whether you’re just learning to knit socks or want a simpler project because your time to knit is unpredictable like in caregiving, a Christmas stocking may make a good option. It’s still portable, even though it’s larger than regular socks.
Why start knitting socks by knitting a Christmas stocking?
- The yarn and needles are larger and easier to hold…
- The knitting stitches are easier to see than on sock yarn…
- You can use simple knitting stitches like stockinette stitch. It can be jazzed up with duplicate stitch after the knitting is done if you like. 😉
My knitting time has been reduced this past week. However, I did take time after a rain shower to enjoy the view off my back deck –
Which inspired this picture of hand spun wool –
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To your healthy and happy knitting and caregiving,
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”