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Archive for September 17th, 2011

Teensy Beensy Socks

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Lately I’ve had some bigger projects to knit. However, one was not for public view yet. Another is getting too large to schlep around.

No problem. Since I got back from Sock Summit, I’ve been somewhat entranced by knitting teensy-beensy socks. I challenged myself to figure out the smallest stitch count I could work out, which would still look like a sock when finished. These have a cast on of 8 stitches and are knit on either size 0 or 1 US (2-2.25mm) double-pointed needles.

They are addictive in a very good way. And look at how the different yarns work up differently. It’s quite entrancing to see them shape themselves on my little needles. Much fun.

I’m planning to make at least one necklace (you can see the idea above). I also want to make some earrings. They might be good as holiday ornaments, pins, even an embellishment on a gift tag. These are as close to instant gratification as any knitting I’ve found yet.

I made 3 more of them today (not pictured). Yes, I’m obsessed. I’ve decided that this sort of obsession is a good thing. You can’t buy passion, right?

For locals: I’ll be teaching the Teensy Beensy Socks class at Rae’s Yarn Boutique (Lansing, Michigan) on Thursday, October 13, 6-8pm. I’ll also be teaching them there again on Saturday, December 10 at 2:30pm, a perfect last-minute holiday class. You should have some knowledge of socknitting. The class is 2 hours. You probably will finish at least one socklet. FUN!!!