Around Christmas, when DD Kaija was helping me start to reorganize my cellar sewing room, she found my hand written notes from my school days in the early 60's. It was my 6th year of school, second year in the big school, and I had already learned to knit mittens. Twice, in fact. The second time we used two different colours to make stripy mittens. But let's see how to knit socks:
You need to know the names of the different parts you are going to learn to knit.
And you need to understand the signs for the different stitches:
The heel is difficult for many beginners.
Then you must knit a sample of the different patterns and choose your favourite, and count you stitches.
My notes included pictures of other fashionable socks, for inspiration.
I had also found pictures of different heels in my mother's knitting magazines.
My socks ended up very well made, just the right size, and I even had a chance to practice mending on them when my toes finally found their way through the sock.
This was all for this week's VTT. Time to go on with the link list!