Check out my new sock blockers!

Hey everyone! Check out my sock blockers… haha! lol This picture contains $.40 worth of sock blockers - not bad, eh?

Cheap, quick, easy, and works like a charm!

And I hate to admit it, but even blocking washable socks makes them look so much better! Arrrgh! I used to haaaate swatching and I never did it, because I thought it was a waste. Turns out that it’s the best idea ever. And I used to never block properly becaue I thought it was a waste. Turns out it’s another of the best ideas ever. I guess washable socks was the final frontier. I thought it woudn’t make a difference, and it’s possible that it doesn’t make a huge difference once it’s on your foot. But even my pretty socks looked like crap when they weren’t feet… no longer! Post-blocking, these lacy socks look open and lovely :smiley:

So get yourself a $1 package of plastic coated wire hangers and get to blockin’ - you’ll LOVE yourself for it!

Well, aren’t you just the cleverest thing!!!

That’s very cool! How did you measure them out for the first one?

I made it just a smidge shorter than my foot (a little less than ten inches) and then kind of sock-shaped the rest. lol The website said they made the leg part three inches wide and I just kind of shaped the foot to how I thought it would best block a sock. I guess mine aren’t so precise, but after drying the socks fit like a dream, so I must have done something right, eh? :wink:

Also, you can leave the hook part of the hanger on if you want. Honestly, the only reason I snapped them off is because I accidentally made some facing one way and some facing the other.

Thank you for this… I’ve been looking at buying those wooden blockers, but now I know how to make better ones… :yay::cheering::happydance:

Way cool!!!


They look great. I tried this once, but mine ended up in the garbage. I just couldn’t get the right shape.

:yay: They look great!!

I made some of theselast week :woohoo:

Here are mine

I just love your sock blockers. I also love the socks. Which pattern are you using. I would just love to make them. :waving:

Cookie A’s Monkey socks! They’re from last year’s winter knitty, I believe. Definitely from, look 'em up :smiley: They’re my fave!

You are both brilliant! :notworthy:

Thanks for the info! You mentioned a website so searched and found this. :thumbsup:

I’ve been machine washing and either machine drying :shifty: or drip drying mine. I’d like to see how they look blocked.

How is this for a coincidence… I took a break from my current pair of socks to come and see if anyone had any recommendations for sock blockers… and ta da! :woohoo: I am making a pair of Monkey socks using the yarn I snagged from SockPixie and I wanted to do this pair just right. Looks like I can make my own, easy as pie.

Thanks for the ideas! :hug:

Thanks all of you for the great ideas. I love making socks and this will finish them just right.:woot::knitting: