Need some quick socks, for you, a family member or for a friend? Knitley Road is happy to be offering cranked sock tubes, with options including mini skeins so you can have knit socks in no time! Depending on the size of socks you need, you may get up to 3 pairs from one tube- fantastic! Sock tubes are made on a circular sock knitting machine, that is hand cranked. Tubes made on different cylinder sizes will be available to fit a variety of sizes, including children. You'll need to know or be comfortable with learning: -picking up stitches -cutting your yarn in specific spots -adding afterthought heels, toes, and cuffs This set includes: One (1) hand-cranked sock tube, in KR Twist yarn, on a 60 needle cylinder in the colour Mallard Gauge: 8.5 sts/inch Sizing recommendations: for finished socks to correspond with women's shoe sizes 6.5 to 10.5 or Men's shoe size 6 to 9 Rows: 508 completed rows Length: 127 cm/ 50" Shown on a medium sock blocker Three (3) mini skeins for heels, toes and cuffs- Blackberry Pear mini-skein set. KR Twist yarn: High twist, 2 ply 85% exrafine superwash Merino, 15% Nylon 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm on 3.25mm Hand wash, lay flat to dry KR Twist 360m/100g KR Twist Mini 72m/20g
Instructions are not included with the tubes, but here are some resources we love:
-Polka Dot Creek- How to knit 2 pairs of socks ...machine cranked tube
-Craft House Magic- Two pairs of socks from a sock tube Info about the sock tube and cylinder sizing: Please note- the cylinder needle count is not necessarily reflective of the stitch count used in hand knitting. When purchasing sock tubes, please consider the gauge posted when determining which size tube is best for your final socks.
Generally speaking, 60 needle cylinder is most like handknitting socks with 64 stitches and can accommodate the majority of women's shoe sizing; men's shoe sizes can be accommodated on the 72 needle cylinder -48 needle cylinder is recommended for youth shoe sizes. -54 needle cylinder is recommended for shoe sizes between: Women 5 through 8 and Men 6 and 6.5 -60 needle cylinder is recommended for shoe sizes between: Women 6.5/Men 6 through Women 10.5/Men 9 -72 needle cylinder is recommended for shoe sizes between: Women 11+/Men 9.5 through Mens 13