When I was tossing my stash I found a sock blank that I had had cranked for me. The yarn is lolodidit in her Hippo for Christmas colorway. I got wondering if I could make some knee high socks out of the gloriously long tube. I am pretty sure based on the length of the tube I could end up with decently long socks. I think my next step will be to measure this tube and do a little math. I don’t have any true knee socks in my drawer but I’m not sure this tube will fit over my robust volleyball player calves. Math will definitely be key here…
I have some coordinating contrast yarn in grey from Cascade. I could split the tube in half and pull back a little bit to re-knit and add toes in the main color. I could also rip back the ends and re-knit ribbed cuffs in the main color I could also knit the cuffs in contrast color. That would lead me to use the remaining contrast color to cut in heels.
It is important to note that I still need to finish my Retro Rainbow vanilla socks to free up my size 0 sock needles to even start this project. But one problem at a time…
Can I ask you a question? When you knit from a sock blank do you knit directly from it or wind it off in a ball? Thanks! Your colors remind of Christmas. So pretty!
This is a sock tube and not a sock blank. At least for me, the point of the tube is so that I don’t have to knit the leg or foot. I just have to add heels toes and cuffs. But as for flat sock blanks, I have done both ways. And either way you still end up knitting ramen like yarn