Thursday, 11 February 2016
What is a sock blank?
These are lengths of knitted fabric (100g) in either my Standard or Sparkle Sock bases (base info here). They are 4ply, so good for any 4ply project, not just for socks!
To work with them, all you need to do it unravel one end and keep unraveling as you knit.
Knitting from an already knit yarn will require blocking once you finish your project and you may notice undefined stitches where normally they wouldn't be during knitting... don't panic, these block out nicely!
If you don't like the sound of knitting direct from one end of the sock blank then you can wind your blank into a ball and knit from there.
If you'd rather reskein, rinse and dry your blank, then this will wash out the kinks of the knitted fabric and give you a skein to knit from.
These are not made to order, so what you see is what is currently available. I do try to regularly update this area, but please bear with me during busier times.
Note on How They Knit Up: Please note that the fabric is knitted at a gauge of 8 stitches per inch and 11 rows per inch on the blank width... therefore you should expect for your projects to knit up very differently from how the blanks are dyed.