Giselle from the Sock Knitting community on Google+ asked me about my sock blockers. It was something I learned from the internet. Personally, I don't really block my socks. Once off the needles, they would go directly to my feet. But sock blockers can make the patterns, especially lace, pop more when taking photos. That was why I wanted mine. But of course I didn't want to splurge. So I researched and learned how to make my own.
It is actually very simple. But when I went over the original tutorial, I remembered experiencing some frustration in the process. So, here I am trying to break it down into more easily understood steps.
Wire Hanger Sock Blocker Tutorial
1. Look into your closet and find a wire hanger ... I'm pretty sure we all have a few couples hanging in there. I am using a coated one here, but if you only have uncoated ones, it's still okay. Locate the center of the long wire and pull down to 90 degree, making a square.
2. Choose one corner (A) at the center (doesn't matter left or right) and push the corner towards the inside of the square, reverting the right angle. While you are doing this, locate a desirable width for B. You will see the shape of a sock is beginning to form:
3. To finish the shaping, locate a desirable width for point C and push in the direction indicated by the arrow:
5. Final step ... use them:
Hope you find this useful. Merry Christmas!