Lesson 20 - July 1, 2020

Finished Socks – Post Photos!

If you've finished your socks, I'm so proud of you!

Please comment here and attach a photo of your finished socks to your comment. And let me know was this experience for you!

67 thoughts on “Finished Socks – Post Photos!”

  1. Finished my socks! I got started late, but they are done. Mine were done on separate needles, using Seam Free Rounded Toe for Toe-Up socks by Lynne Ashton, 60 stitches total for my size 6-6.5 foot. Yarn is Cascade Heritage Prints Colorway 80, Holidaze that I purchased from Angelika’s Yar Store, LLC on Amazon Marketplace. These fit perfectly and I can’t wait to wear them! Actually was able to match the stripes, too!

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    1. Hi Pamela,
      Thanks so much for posting photos!! They look fabulous!! I’m SO glad they fit perfectly, and bonus for the matching stripes!! Congratulations and thanks for being part of this knitalong.
      Liat

  2. Finally finished! Disappointed with cuff bindoff. I followed the directions, but still feel the cuff is too tight and lacks stretch. But, I can wear them, and will.

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      1. The bind you recommended at the end of the pattern. I can get the socks on, but they’re difficult getting over the heel. Once on, they fit fine.

  3. I really liked doing two at a time toe-up socks. I don’t think I’ll ever want to do them any other way. Now, what else can I make two at a time? Lol!

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      These socks look amazing Sally! I love the rolled cuff detail. I’ve heard some folks like to knit their bottom-up sleeves two-at-a-time. Could be a great new technique to try next time you cast on a sweater :)

  4. Thanks SO much, Liat! You are such a fabulous teacher! I’m knitting another pair of shorty socks for my younger son who is 34 and wears a size TWELVE! This pair was for his brother which, luckily, was smaller!
    Barbara B.

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hi Barbara!

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s new Knitting Expert. We are so happy you enjoyed the KAL! Good luck knitting those size 12 socks, sounds like you have a lot of knitting ahead.

      Cheers,
      Mary Claire

  5. Don’t look too close! I made a total of 8 or 9 pairs of socks, using the toe up method, 2 for adults and the others for babies. Am TRYING to work faster, because charity work needs to be fast! I made a bulky pair for my dad, too (not pictured). (The socks for babies are in a future post, it is hoped).

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hi Joanne!

      Whoa, you are a sock making machine! We are so glad you enjoyed the pattern and are finding great ways to donate your knitting to the community.

      Excited to see how the baby socks turn out!

      Cheers,
      Mary Claire

        1. Just noticed — in this better picture — that only one of the pairs of socks was made using a different pattern for toe up socks: the multicolored one at the bottom. So I actually made 8 pairs of baby toe up socks and 2 pairs of adult socks. (Didn’t take a pic of the bulky pair I made for my dad).

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  6. thank you for such complete and understandable instructions. I finished two pair of socks and my husband asked when I’m making him a pair! I’ve done two at a time toe up socks before, but the instructions were really hard to understand – these are fantastic and so easy. Thanks again.

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      These look fantastic Cheryl! So glad we could give you a fresh perspective on two-at-a-time, toe-up socks. Have fun knititng your next pair :)

      Cheers,
      Mary Claire

  7. My first pair of socks. The videos and instructions were great. I had enough yarn and confidence left over that I knit a pair for my Granddaughter too. Must Stash fingering weight in Tokyo Gogo.

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hi Lisa!

      Your socks look fantastic :) I love the self-striping yarn – the grey goes great with the rainbow stripes.

      Thanks for sharing!
      Mary Claire

    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hey Maryann!

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s new Knitting Expert. Your socks turned out adorable – I love the variegated green you used, and love the rust color you chose for the fingering-weight pair. They’ll be super cozy for the changing seasons, and I’m sure will make wonderful gifts :)

      Happy Knitting!
      Mary Claire

  8. Two pairs down. Two different weights. I swatched and yet the green worsted weight pair is too short (measuring error) and the rust coloured fingering weight pair is too big (my tension loosens as I knit).

    Still, Yea! They are done and they will fit someone who doesn’t have a pair just like these.

    Thanks for not being a three week KAL. Your patience and your being here for us has been a god-send. Thanks, Liat!

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  9. I ended up giving to friend as found out after I finished Liat, your wonderful idea to try on and increase top ribbing if needed. I’m not one to rip out. 🤣 But I’ll keep those hints in mind for next ones.

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hey Julie!

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s new knitting expert. Your socks look beautiful :) I’m sorry they didn’t fit quite right at the top, but your friend is very lucky to have this set! I bet your next pair go by even more quickly after finishing this KAL, even with the ribbing increases!

      Cheers,
      Mary Claire

  10. Third pair. Fingering weight.
    I look forward to trying some new techniques such as heel flaps, different coloured toes and heels, and different stitch patterns in future socks now that I have the basics down.
    Thanks again for the inspiration and your patterns, Liat!

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hey Ruth!

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s newest knitting expert. These striped socks look awesome! If these are your third pair, I can only imagine all the awesome variations you’ll make when you start incorporating different colors and stitches. Glad KnitFreedom could provide some knitspiration!

      Cheers!
      Mary Claire

    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Glenna –

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s new knitting expert. Both of these pairs look great! I love the red striping sequence on the fingering weight pair, and the tweed in the worsted weight. So cute, and so glad you learned a few new sock tricks!

      Cheers,
      Mary Claire

  11. here is a picture of my finished socks. Funny thing happened because I used a yarn with an extremely long color change.. but I also made them big enough for my husband and he thinks they’re great!
    Not my first pair of socks, but the easiest ones I ever knit! Thank you, Liat.

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    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hi Deb!

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s new knitting expert. I love how the yarn gradient turned out on your socks! They look like they will be very cozy, especially when the weather gets cold.

      Happy Knitting!
      Mary Claire

        1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

          I bet you they will work beautifully – especially if you used a yarn with wool since it’s a great fiber for insulating. Excited to see your next pair!

          -Mary Claire

    1. Mary Claire Phillips - KnitFreedom Knitting Expert

      Hi Denise!

      This is Mary Claire, KnitFreedom’s new knitting expert. Your first pair of socks looks great! I hope you enjoyed the beginning of your sock knitting journey, there are so many more fun ways to construct socks.

      Happy Knitting!
      Mary Claire

  12. My first real pair of socks with sock weight yarn and I’m in love! Much easier than I was anticipating, but pretty time consuming for my preferences. I’d love to try new things now, like a different color for the toe and heel, more unique stitch patterns, and different types of heels. Thank you Liat for the easy to follow lesson, videos, and support!

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  13. Woo hoo – finally finished my socks (after putting them in time out for quite a few times:) Need to weave in the ends and then block and will try to post a picture if my phone will let me. I need to update it . I think I am going to do another pair in worsted and after that will do a pair with fingering sock yarn. Also, I did the faux heel since I have a high instep and am so pleased with the way the socks fit. Thank you, thank you, thank you Liat for doing this sock knit along and all of your helpful videos and instructions.

    1. Hi Peggy,
      So great to hear from you! Thank you for sharing your successes with the socks. I feel so excited that they have come out the way you like! You are so welcome for doing the knitalong – I learned so much as well, and it has been a wonderful experience for me.
      Big hugs,
      Liat

  14. Another happy student, Liat — I learned so much with this class!! Thanks so much for helping us along the way with your clear instructions, videos, and encouragement!!!

    2nd sock

  15. Still jazzed about this 2@at toe-up method for socks, I knit a pair in Malabrigo Mecha for my daughter, and was pleased to hear that they were “perfect for a [recent] camp morning.” While knitting a pair for my grandson, I ran out of yarn just after turning the heel! Long story short, there is a God! and I found a ball of leftover yarn while searching for something else. Because I inadvertently messed up the socks on my needles, I had to start over, and over again and again; but I refused to give in to exasperation when it seemed I couldn’t get past the toes, and finally, success! Now, the sooner I knit the pair promised to my granddaughter, I can start on the third pair for myself with some fun yarns and learn the 2@at top-down method with Liat! So much yarn, and so much more to learn!

    1. Hooray! Leila, I love hearing of your continued adventures with toe-up socks. You have such lucky family members! I love that not only did you rescue your grandson’s socks, you used up a leftover ball of yarn to do so. Win!
      I hope you like top-down as well – even if it isn’t your go-to for socks, you’ll learn so much that you can apply to future projects as well.
      Keep up the good work!
      -L

  16. I did it! I finished my first pair following this knit along. I have absolutely love this and will be starting my next pair using a fingerling weight. So glad I took part!

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    1. Christine, they look fantastic! I’m so glad you posted these photos. Good on you for tackling the picot bind-off – woohoo! I love the look of your socks, and I’m so glad you blocked them. It makes them look just perfect.
      Thanks for posting and for being a part of KnitFreedom.
      Hugs,
      Liat

  17. My finished socks for my son. I felt very good about how they came out for a first try. I did faux heel flap.

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  18. My second pair, this time in a sport weight yarn. Very large (size 11) for my elder son. I’m on a roll! Have ordered more yarn – fingering weight – for more socks!
    Thanks again for the nudge, Liat!
    ~ Ruth

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  19. Hi Liat – finished the bulky socks! Waiting for another needle so that I can try the fingering-weight faux heel socks on two circulars next. Thanks so much for hosting this KAL with your excellent pattern, precise steps, and prompt and thorough replies to all questions. Most important, I’m so very grateful for your confidence in me and everyone. It makes it possible to take on challenges I would otherwise not attempt solo. This was a growth experience for me on all levels.
    Marla

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    1. Hi Marla,
      Oh my gosh, your socks look fabulous!! What yarn is that? You said it best, confidence in yourself is really the most important ingredient. Thanks for being a fabulous part of this knitalong and asking such good questions. A++ :) :) :)
      Big hugs to you and I hope to have you in more knitalongs in the future.
      Liat

      1. Thanks so much! The yarn is Malabrigo Mecha in the color Mostaza. Love it. I hand-soaked to block but it got so relaxed I tossed them in a medium dryer with the towel I rolled them in to squeeze out excess water. They came out great. For sure I’ll be on the watch for another knit-a-long. And I’ll be in touch when I get around to my next pair of socks on 2 circs! Big hugs back and so much gratitude.
        Marla

  20. Liat, I’m so glad to have the KnitFreedom premium membership. I have accessed and used several of your classes and videos, and have learned so much to add to what I’ve learned in over 50 years of learning on my own (like fixing a backward stitch 20+ rows below my working row in a complicated cable pattern). I took advantage of ImagiKnits’ discount for yarn for this KAL, and I have only praise for that yarn store & their customer service. (I’ve already placed several orders with ImagiKnit since the KAL began, and each order has arrived within a week!)
    Fellow knitters, I mentioned “Fred’s chunky feet” in a previous post. Fred is a teddy bear, and like other teddies and “stuffies,” his feet are not shaped like human feet. I knit pink socks for him at my granddaughter’s request. In no time at all, my granddaughter had many of her other stuffed animals wearing Fred’s socks; the sweetest way was having a small doll use one sock as a sleeping bag, while wearing the other sock as a slouchy hat.
    She loves sharing Fred’s socks as much as I loved knitting them!
    I tell you, it’s such a good feeling to have learned to knit socks so quickly, and to be done with a pair at once, instead of my previous habit of making copious notes while making the first sock on DPNs, then wasting a year (or two) dreaming of a time to follow all my notations for a second sock exactly like the first.
    It’s true that I can’t seem to stop: I’ve just finished a third pair of toe-up, 2@at socks, this one for my daughter; and I’ve just started another pair for my grandson who needs to keep one bandaged foot warm & comfortable. And my granddaughter now wants me to knit her socks just like her mommy’s. I have some luscious yarns waiting to be knit into socks .
    KnitFreedom is a gold mine, with treasures for every knitter. My heart is full of gratitude for Liat’s classes, especially her stitch-by-stitch videos!
    leila s.

    1. Hi Leila,
      I can’t believe how happy I am to read your post. I’m attaching the photos you sent me so that everyone can see them. I’m loving that you’ve taken this easy and wondrous process of making two-at-a-time socks and just run with it.
      Thank you for your sweet words and your photos. Thank you, thank you!

      Fred and his pink socks Leila S.

  21. After trying and failing multiple times with fingering weight yarn, I decided to use worsted weight yarn, and with the thicker yarn and thicker needles, was able to get past whatever was causing me to stumble. I decided to focus on knitting one sock to keep things simple. However, I did not feel it ALL had to be simple, so I challenged myself to adapt a stitch pattern to fit the stitch count on the instep and leg and also decided to knit the Eye-of-the-Partridge heel (which didn’t really come out right, but it looks nice anyway!) I’ve learned a lot and I’m past my fear of sock knitting, so it’s all good!

    Here is the lonely sock:

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    1. Amy, this is fabulous!! Sorry I didn’t answer before. Thank you so much for posting these lovely photos. I’m loving the fact that you added a stitch-pattern as an extra challenge. Great work!!

  22. Finished! thanks for the amazing videos, gave me the push I needed to get this taat toe up thing figured out. Thanks, Allison

  23. The KAL gave me the nudge I needed to get on with knitting my first pair of socks with Liat’s course “Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks” that I have had for quite some time. So I got started and knit ahead. My socks are done! The course with its embedded videos showed me all the techniques I needed. I am now confident in doing Judy’s Magic Cast-On and the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off. I love the simple and smooth Fleegle heel. I took the challenge to knit backwards doing the heel, another skill I have been wanting to learn, and it went very well. Such a great skill to have in my repertoire!
    Thanks so much for the comprehensive course and your calm manner, Liat; you always treat your students with respect and confidence in our ability to successfully tackle new challenges. I’ve already started another pair of socks!
    ~ Ruth
    P.S. I can’t seem to upload my photos, but I have them on Ravelry.

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    1. Wow, Ruth, I’m so happy reading your comment! Thank you so much for posting photos (they did come through). The socks look FABULOUS. Thank you again for participating in the knitalong and for your adventurous attitude!
      -Liat

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