Socky Meme

Yvonne tagged me, so here goes!


1. What’s your favorite sock yarn? (please note that the word “yarn” is singular. Just pick one. I know it’s hard.)

I loved the REGIA 6 ply that I made my pink stripey socks. They are so comfy. Kinda thick for in shoes though.

2. What’s your favorite type and brand of sock needle?

I use mostly addi turbo 32″ circulars with the magic loop.

I love Crystal Palace dpns, love the way the bamboo feels — if I’d have used these dpns first I’d’ve probably not switched to 2 circs and a magic loop.

3. Do you knit your socks toe up, cuff down or sideways?


generally cuff down


4. Do you knit both socks at once or just one at a time?

one at a time..

5. What’s your favorite toe and why?

the pig toe — I’ve only done a regular decreasing toe with a kitchener finish

6. Favorite heel?


I have generally done a regular heel flap, but I love a short row heel.


7. Do you prefer plain or patterned socks?


I’ve done ribbed socks and stockinette socks. The yarn has provided the pattern. I am kind of like the “princess and the pea” and can feel the stitches in the socks on my feet, so I tend towards a smoother surface.

8. Who do you knit the most socks for?

moi, one pair for my son, one sockapalooza pair

9. Do you darn your socks? If not, what do you do with them?


I haven’t had to do that yet. I did re-kitchener the toe on my sockapalooza ones. Store bought ones I tie a knot in and give to the dogs to play with.

10. Do you only wear handknit socks?

this is my dream. I have several dozen to knit yet to achieve that goal.

Bonus Question: What pattern, if any, is your basic “I-just-need-a-pair-of-socks” sock pattern based on? Do you keep it written down or memorized?

Do I get extra points for this??

No, it’s just memorized. I haven’t tried anything fancy. (NOT LIKE DONNA!!!!!)I tend to not pay attention alot to patterns anyway.

I knit a 1″ ribbed top and then stockinette till I think the leg is long enough…do a slip stitch heel flap, standard gusset, stockinette foot and decreasing toe and finish off with a kitchener.

Now I am supposed to tag someone….  let’s see — Heather, Betsy and Anne Marie  (you guys can do yours in my comments)


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