I get LOTS of questions about the Addi machines and it finally occurred to me that an informational video would be in order! In the video, you’ll find answers to these questions:
1. First of all, “What IS an Addi Express Knitting Machine?”
2. “Why would I want one?”
3. “What are the advantages over a flat bed knitting machine?”
4. “Can you make other things besides hats and scarves?”
5. “I can only buy one machine. Which Addi is the best?”
1 skein (50g) Paton’s Stretch Socks Yarn; Color: Pumpkin Spice
Sock Yarn. Face it. It’s pretty stuff! The fiber content and color variations are endless and always seem to be so well matched. However, I’m not into making socks. (Truth be told, I don’t want to work that hard and stuff that pretty yarn into my shoes!) Since I’m a hat addict, the logical solution for me is to make a hat with it!
- Fact: It takes 2 skeins to make 1 pair of socks but only 1 to make a hat!
- Fact: As a general rule, self-striping yarn works better with knitting, however, you can get great results with single crochet!
- Fact: Gauge is not necessary if you use a Hat Sizing Chart with a Flat Circle Diameter notation. You can download all my charts here OR simply use the Crochet Hat Sizing Chart included with this Sock Yarn Hat Pattern. If you need help with hat sizing, check out this post on Hat Sizing Tricks and Troubleshooting.
- Fact: Sock yarn is usually a weight category of 1 (aka “Super Fine”), thereby needing small needles or hooks. I used a 3.5mm hook (aka “E” in American terms) thereby making the work go slower!
- Fact: The results are worth it.
- Opinion: I wouldn’t recommend the use of sock yarn to a beginner simply because of the fine yarn weight/small hook.
This video explains the process and is recommended for beginners.