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Oct 16 2019

Sock making maniac – file depository!

Published by under amy's head

So in case you don’t follow my instagram, last year I purchased a circular sock knitting machine (commonly abbreviated as “CSM”). I have been making socks on that sucker like crazy. Last year I also tried to do a “socktober” challenge, where I make 1 pair of socks a day. I think I fizzled out around day 4.

But I’m going for it again — I’m already behind, after last week I had a root canal and a bad head cold kicked my ass. I may not have 31 socks for 31 days, but I’mma keep going anyway.

I was putting a lot of facebook live videos up on the big CSM facebook group, but I decided a youtube channel would be a better way to go. I felt like I was spamming the group too much.

Along with that, I’d like to have a place to put files and references that I can refer to from my YT posts (that aren’t on facebook), so thus, this post.

First up, here’s my channel!

Amy the Sockmaker YT channel

Here is my Sock Log sheet that I use for every pair of socks I make:

I’ve also created a “foot sizing” worksheet to determine how many rows to knit for the foot to get a correct size. I have not revisited this form since last year so use at your own risk. I have still had some issues with getting the right size, but I think that’s due to variances in yarn stretchiness. Still, it’s a good resource just for learning how to make the right size (even if more testing is needed).

And finally, once I figure out the optimal tension of a yarn, I have a log to jot it down, along with other yarn specifics, such as yardage per 100g, how many rows per inch, foot rows (for me), etc. Here is that form:

Other handy dandy reference links are as follows:


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