Sunday last week, I started knitting a pair of Spiral Tube Socks and I finished them yesterday afternoon.
I’m so pleased with how quickly they worked up and with the way they turned out. I was also pleased with how easily I was able to slip back into the rhythm of knitting in the round again as it had been about a year and a half since I’d done any.
I’ve decided that these will make the perfect bed socks for nights when I can’t seem to get warm no matter how many blankets I put on the bed. (I think it’s one of those peri-menopausal things)
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to knit in the round and but didn’t feel ready to tackle knitting mittens and figuring out how to make the thumbs or socks where you have to turn the heel, this tube sock pattern would be a great one to try. Don’t let the spiral pattern scare you away, it’s created by a simple knit 3, purl 3 repeat completed over four rows. Then with each subsequent repeat, the pattern shifts over one stitch to create the spiral effect. It’s that simple.