Week Two – Four weeks four challenges

Last week I started my Four Weeks Four Challenges by challenging myself to design and knit a lacy jumper. Progress so far is posted here.

For my second 4 x 4 challenge, I plan to knit a pair of socks in one weekend…

Bekki Hill 4 x 4 Challenge Sock Knitting

This weekend I’ll be travelling a lot, so lots of knitting time. I’m going to knit while I’m travelling and in any free moments I can squeeze in a few stitches. I’m hoping to complete knitting by midnight Sunday 10th May 2015.

Most times I’d be more bothered about whether I’m setting a realistic goal, but this really is just for fun.

It’s not too late to join in and set yourself a May challenge (or two) if you fancy.  Let me know if you do.

Onwards and upwards!


27 thoughts on “Week Two – Four weeks four challenges

  1. Both my mother and grandmother knitted socks and found it very therapeutic. I’ve only knitted on four needles for cowl-necked jumpers and found that simple enough. I’ve heard people say that the heel of a sock can be tricky. No idea, why, though.

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  2. I see you have the ‘Hermione everyday sock’ pattern there, I’ve knitted these twice and I love the effect. Also gives a pattern but easy to knit.
    I reckon I could do 8 hours for each sock.
    Occasionally I fly long haul with work and take socks to knit, my eyes are usually a bit squiffy after a long session!
    Good luck.

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    1. They are, but the heel turn instructions didn’t seem very clear, so I’m doing the pattern but following different instructions. I’m interested in you knitting on long haul flights – I’ve assumed since 9/11 knitting needles aren’t allowed in the cabin?


      1. I though that you may not be able to take needles so the first time I did this last year I used bamboo needles and just in case those got confiscated I took a second pair in my checked in bag. I’ve done this about 4 times and no body has spotted the needles. Fellow passengers are usually very interested – especially if I’m using a self patterning yarn!
        I’ve learnt to do a short row heel which I use on my socks now. Yes, I remember now, on the Hermione socks there is something going on with the heel and a purl couple of stitches at each edge of heel flap, I couldn’t get to grips with this and didn’t get it quite right.
        Looking forward to seeing the finished pair.

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      2. I’m sorry, I didn’t see this reply until now. I have had a google since. Some regs actually say you can others are simply nothing sharp. So discretion of customs. I got on OK with the Hermione heel flap edge, but the heel flap pattern itself doesn’t look right, but I double double checked this and the WS doesn’t look right either so heaven knows what I’ve done. I’m posting my progress on Thursday, so you’ll see what I mean.


  3. Hi Bekki, I’m so pleased you stopped by my blog and left that lovely message! I am a retired life guide/teacher and have been knitting for over 50 years [gulp!] and have never completed a pair of socks. I start ’em, get stuck at gussets or heels and go no further. I am determined to one day knit a pair and wear them! One of my blog friends ‘Slipped Stitches’ has been posting a series on how to make the perfect pair of socks – the ones that fit perfectly and snuggle your feet. If you do find yourself hooked on the process, she is probably worth checking out. https://slippedstitches.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/a-little-foot-anatomy-for-a-perfect-fitting-sock/ I look forward to seeing how all your challenges work out – I’m also impressed with the lacy jumper!

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    1. Hello! Thank you for your lovely comments and for the link. Will check your friend out when I have minute. I’m sure you’ll get there with the socks in the end. Mine are going well, but not as quickly as I would like. Full report on the weekends activity when I’ve had time to put it together. Glad you like the jumper 🙂


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