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Lucy Neatby Craftsy Sock Class

This is Lucy Neatby, she is quite a fun colorful lady and she is an excellent teacher of knitting.

Lucy Neatby

I am currently taking the Lucy Neatby Craftsy sock class.

Or just buy the pattern direct from her site. It is now 50% off.

This is one colorful funky pair of socks and I love them. I have knit several pairs of socks for myself and thought it was time to try something new and different. I decided to sign up for this class and give it a whirl. There are new stitches to learn and a new way of constructing a sock. Having only ordinary simple socks is not enough.

I love the corrugated rib look of this cuff. It is not knit in the corrugated rib fashion. The cuff is a long width of garter stitch knitting in two colors that has lots of stretch to it and works better as a sock cuff.

Then there is the star stitch leg section which is pretty simple once you learn the stitch. And I thought the heel cable pattern would be harder but Lucy writes very clear and easy to follow instructions that even a beginner can follow along. And of course there is the class videos to guide you if you need some visual to watch to understand better.

This is my funky sock so far. I choose a jewel tone variegated contrasting yarn with a cream color as the main color. I am having fun learning new stitches.

my funky sock cuff and leg

Now I am onto the heel of the sock and i was worried the cabling section would be more complicated. But Lucy writes excellent instructions and it was easy to follow. I love the way it is coming out.

my cabled sock heel

Don’t that just look cool!

I also took Lucy’s class on double knitting. Being interested in two color work I thought this would be a good technique to have more understanding of.

link to class here

Cant wait to try a project in this. I would also love to get her book on this, it is on my wish list for sure.

But living in a truck I have limited room for excess things so I will have to think about this one a bit. In the mean time I will buy a few patterns so I can store it all digitally for now.

On to more knitting, have a sock to finish!

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Sock Knitting adventures

SOCK KNITTING ADVENTURES

are just beginning.

blue knitted socks

I love socks! There are so many sock knitters out there and I am just in love with all the sock knitting I come across. The list of socks I want to make and patterns I want to try, is long.

One can never own too many cool socks and to be able to knit your own socks is the best yet!

Consider me a sock knitting addict on a mission. I want a whole bunch of handmade socks.

I am proud to be a sock knitter who just finished up pair number four.

 brown hand knit socks

Who doesn’t want a whole drawer full of hand made socks.

redsocks

With each pair I get better and better. I can now knit a pair from start to finish without a pattern.  This is nice when you are bouncing down the road in a big truck all day long.

sock knitting brown socks

This is my latest pair made with Stoll coffee shop color yarn. Nice yarn to knit with and it makes soft socks.

I have edited the pattern thanks to help from my daughter. I can now knit a pair of socks that fits me just right.

Now I can’t wait to be able to incorporate some design and texture into my socks.  Possibly even a pair of color work socks one day.

If you are into sock knitting I would love to chat. Always happy to see some else’s sock knitting adventures.

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