February 15, 2008

Toe Up Socks with Heel Flap - Part I - Swatching

Filed under: Uncategorized — David @ 3:59 am
I’ve decided to make my sample socks with some Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed I’ve had sitting in my stash.

The recommended needle size is 4mm (US 6). To make a more dense (and hopefully longer lasting) fabric, I usually drop a couple of needle sizes. So I’m going to knit a swatch (in the round) on 3.5mm (US 4) needles.

To keep things simple for the purposes of this tutorial, I’ll knit the sock in stocking stitch (stockinette).

If you’d like to try out two different needle sizes, you could knit the swatch on two circular needles - one half of the stitches on one needle (say 3.25mm (US 3)) and the other half on another (3.5mm (US 4)). That way you get two swatches for the price of one!

Happy swatching!

Jo Sharp DK Tweed


  1. I’m so excited to travel the road of sock making via your tutorial. Can’t wait for the next step.

    Comment by I'm busy knitting — February 18, 2008 @ 1:26 am

  2. Thanks. Glad to have you along for the ride.

    Comment by David — February 18, 2008 @ 5:27 am

  3. Gostava de ter a receita destas meias..

    Comment by Manuela Guedes — July 16, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

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