WIP Wednesday: Baudelaire

Baudelaire 2nd Sock

Yes, I've started on my 2nd sock! I'm much happier with the toe this time, the pattern uses a figure 8 cast on, and I used this tutorial from A Gathering of Wool. It shows how to do this cast on using Magic Loop, which is how I knit my socks. This tutorial was really helpful in getting my stitches looking nice and neat. This is my first time knitting toe up socks, and the first time using the figure 8 cast on. I do like toe up, as you can check the length of the leg of the sock. I'm always worried that I'll run out of yarn, so tend to do them a bit shorter than I'd like.

I've been working on this sock on my lunch break at work, I can get a few rows in each day so hopefully I can get some momentum going and actually finish a pair of socks!

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14 comments:

pinkundine said...

My next pair of socks (3rd ever) will be knit toe up, so thanks for the link, very helpful!

Anastacia Knits said...

oh, i love toe up! I've only made one pair the other way, ever.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Possibly the prettiest coloured socks ever! Adorable!

Sam Findlay said...

These socks look so cosie already and the colour looks great!

Paula said...

I too knit during my lunch hour - it's always good to squeeze in a few rows, isn't it!

Love the colour of your socks.

Vanessa said...

I need to give toe up a good try again. My first attempt (which I blogged about) was not good. There were many tears along the way. Maybe toe up on DPNs instead of Magic Loop? We shall see.

Love the color, btw!

CraftyClare said...

Thanks for the loop to the cast on - I've never come across the technique before. Lovely colour socks x

Carole said...

That's a lovely pattern and that yarn is such a pretty colour.

Calophi said...

Can't wait to see them both done and on feet!

Tami Klockau said...

I love magic loop too. I have yet to do toe up yet, but hopefully soon. YAY for the second sock.

autumngeisha said...

Gorgeous! Love that color and pattern.

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful sock, and that color is perfect for the pattern. Magic Loop is my fav for knitting socks!

Affiknitty said...

That sock is beautiful! I love toe up too. I do knit them cuff down too, but last time I did, I almost ran out of yarn - yikes! I'll have to add Baudelaire to my list.

Gaby said...

Anyone who can make socks is my hero! And these are some fancy socks, so impressive!