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Just in Time…

…for the summer heat, and five months in the making, the socks I was knitting for my husband are finally done 🙂 We still wear socks around the house on occasion, so I’m hoping they get to see a bit of wear before being retired until next season.

t's Socks

Pattern: Azure
Needles: US1
Yarn: SpritelyGoods Sidhe in Militia

Toe up with a lovely faux cable motif all the way from the toe up and over the leg – these cable-look-alikes are created by clever use of increases and decreases.  Stitch pattern coverage is really nice, I especially liked the mini “cables” up the sides of the sock and the patterning that starts right up the heel flap.  The socks seem to have a decent amount of stretch in them, and the gusset is certainly large enough to allow the socks to fit comfortably over the heel while pulling them on.  I found the pattern to be well written, easy to follow and accurate – the socks fit my husband perfectly.  The charts were clearly written and easily memorized.  The only change I made was to add some ribbing on the sole through the midfoot region to guarantee a snug fit.  While I had plenty of yarn left for additional leg length, my husband prefers his socks on the shorter side.  For the bind off, I used the Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.  If you are looking for a great textured sock that has the look of being cabled, you might want to give this pattern a try.

New socks for t!

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