I am so excited to be talking about Sock Week 2020 with you guys! If you aren’t familiar, #sockweek2020 was started by Natalie, over on the Knitty Natty YouTube channel. To put it simply, it is a one week challenge where you attempt to start and finish one entire sock. You have to use fingering weight yarn, and make an adult size. Last year was Natalie’s first time hosting it, but this year was my first time participating!
Now, in all honesty, my sock *barely* counts as an adult sock. I wear a size 5 women’s shoe, but to be frank, I more often wear a Youth 3. But...size 5 is technically an adult size AND I knit a long leg. So boom. It works ;)
I used Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight yarn for my sock. I have had this yarn for so many years! It has always been my plan to use it for socks, but since I just conquered my fear of them, I am just now getting around to using it. I am not sure what the colorway is, but it sure is cute! I am finding that it is so fun to knit funky socks. I am going to love wearing them over my leggings in the fall! Also...birkenstocks or some form of slides might be in my future. Could I pull that style off? Hmm…
The pattern was a bit more complicated this time around than with my first pair. I wanted to change it up a bit, because I don’t think I have found the perfect sock for my foot yet. Which is totally ok! I am having a lot of fun experimenting. For this sock, I used the Crazy Sock Lady’s tutorial again, but I made a few modifications.
I still made the size Small, but I went down to a size 0 needle, instead of a size 1. This honestly didn’t change much, so I think I will be staying with a size 1 in the future.
I did a 2 by 2 ribbed cuff instead of a 1 by 1, and I really like how it turned out! I can’t decide if I like it more than the 1 by 1 though ;)
I did an afterthought heel instead of a heel flap and gusset. I really did this for two reasons. 1) I wanted to see how it fit my foot. It fits very well!
2) I didn’t want to mess up the striping sequence. Obviously a heel flap and gusset wouldn’t look terrible, but I wanted to try something new. I really enjoyed cutting my knitting, knitting the heel, and it fits well! I think I will do more afterthought heels in the future for sure. Also, Kay gave really easy instructions on how to measure, which was beyond helpful. It fits perfectly!
That is it on the modifications! I really love how this sock turned out, and I am looking forward to knitting the second one! I am declaring this week Sock Week 2020 Part 2, so I can push and get it done. Ha!
I fully enjoyed #sockweek2020 and am eagerly looking forward to next year ;)
Until next time, Amy Kate