Hooray! I love these socks. Not quite done in time to be appropriately celebrated as part of socktoberfest, but still the fastest full-size socks to come off of my needles to date. To review (raveled here): the yarn is Yarn Pirate BFL sock in colorway June Bug. The pattern is one of the basic Ann Budd patterns from Getting Started Knitting Socks – 8 st/inch, 72 stitches CO. I used 2.5 mm needles. These are a tad big around the ankles, but the foot and heel fit well, and the yarn feels like a dream on my feet. In fact, I may need to acquire some hip clog-like shoes in order to begin showing off handknit socks. Always on the incentive program, perhaps I’ll do some internet window shopping after I read another 100 pages.
Also, it is time to decide on patterns and yarns for the next pair(s) — anybody have favorite sock patterns for boys to recommend?
I knitted Thuja from knitty for my grandfather, and it was a big hit. I did it in a plain grey yarn, but I think it would really sing in a semi-solid or even variegated colorway. It’s a simple pattern, but will keep you interested.
i knit the gentleman’s sock in railway stitch from vintage socks for ben… he loves them. but on the more brainless front, i’ve also knit Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates from knitting on the road. i didn’t make them mis-matched though. dark bright blue with lime stripes. they’re fun.
p.s. nice socks!!
Yay! Congratulations, they look beautiful!!!
nice demi-pointe! (nice socks, too.)