Friday, June 4, 2010
June is SOCK month
Kerrilyn, the Sock Guru has spoken. So to kick things off, I present a pair of socks I made in May. They're a birthday gift for my pal John (maybe someday he'll even model them for me). Right now it's too darn hot to be wearing socks.*
Pattern: Boot Socks by the KnitPicks Design Team (free!)
Yarn: KnitPicks Swish Worsted (100% superwash merino; 110 yards per ball)
1 ball in Truffle
2 balls in Coast Grey
Needles: US 6
This is a manly sock. Thick yarn, thick needles and good solid man colors. Very straightforward. The perfect sock on which to learn a new technique. Both socks were knit at the same time on two circular needles. The pattern spells it all out for you and I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who wanted to try two-at-a-time sock knitting. A nice trick to have in one's knitting arsenal.
*Despite the muggy heat, John tells me he gets almost daily use out of them - while watching TV, he likes to put his feet up on the coffee table. His wife Pat objects but will allow this little breach of etiquette as long as he is wearing these socks. Crisis averted. Marital strife defused. You're welcome, John.
Next up: Fair-Isle Socks! Stay tuned...