How hard could it be to spin an adult-size pair of handspun socks? I’ve given handspun socks a lot of thought, but when it comes to casting on, I begin overthinking the whole project. Knitting with my precious handspun yarn has me skimming magazines, sock-knitting books, and Ravelry for a plan to use every inch of yarn.
The time has come to get over my handspun-sock hang-up and cast on.
Debbie Held planted the seed for spinning and knitting socks when she wrote about how she favors Targhee fiber for handspun, handknitted socks. Plus, in the Winter 2018 issue of Spin Off, Devin Helmen shared his adaptation of his great aunt’s method for knitting socks. He prefers to spin a tightly plied two-ply yarn on a low-whorl spindle.