Mission Accomplished – (Sock Saga Finale)

A sock is born.

Hand knitted with

  • four 5mm bamboo double ended needles
  • approx. 50 gr. /90 m worsted weight yarn (20% alpaca, 30% wool & 50% acrylic)
  • a little skill and a lot of time and patience

Thanks to:

  • Bianca‘s easy sock pattern and her encouragement;
  • my stubborn belief that ‘if you can read, you can do anything’
  • readers who cheered me along
  • my stash of ever thickening needles and yarn
  • endless cups of tea and BBC dramas of Jane Austen’s novels
  • failure after failure after failure after failure and
  • the desperate need to triumph over a sock

With all its faults, it is a sock.  The result is more of a bed sock than something you can push into a shoe, but it has all its parts:

The Band in a knit 2 purl 2 rib; a short Cuff of stocking stitch, a Heel Flap of short rows of slip, knit and purl stitches with a 90º Turn to an Instep Gusset that joins the lot to the Foot and Toe.

I will never pull on a sock again without thinking of all that engineering.




About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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12 Responses to Mission Accomplished – (Sock Saga Finale)

  1. taphian says:

    fantastic, Mary, great work, regards Mitza

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  2. Laurie Graves says:

    Yay, Mary! Persistence and triumph!

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  3. YAYyyyyyyyyyyyyY!!

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  4. Yaaaaaay!! Applause applause! Well done Mary, your persistence is inspirational :) a gorgeous sock. :)

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  5. Jan Schaper says:

    Congratulations!!! And I really like what you said about understanding the construction of socks and the resulting appreciation. There’s a certain connecting grounding power in that.

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  6. arlingwoman says:

    Mary, it’s a triumph! And such a charming sock. It looks like a little slipper. Good for you!

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