Monday, June 27, 2011

Finished Knit: Thank You Socks for Chuck

Cabled Socks Cabled Socks

Pattern: Freshman Cable Socks by Star Athena from Interweave Knits, Fall 2009
Yarn: Elann Esprit, in Charcoal

This is my first pair with the oodles of Elann Espirt yarn Chuck bought me a while back. I made these as a thank you for the yarn, and also for helping with my booth at Crafty Wonderland! It's harder than I would've thought to find a nice simple sock pattern for a guy. Lace socks are fun, but that's definitely not okay. And Chuck was skeptical of cables but this pattern was nice and simple. 

I did the foot a little incorrectly (I wasn't in the mood to be careful about following the pattern when I did the first half of the pair, I guess) but it still works. I'm sure chuck won't mind. And these were knit on US1 needles...which makes for a very cozy pair of socks. The next pairs I knit will be on bigger needles...that small  was rough on my hands and my new needles. So I didn't swatch and found this out the hard way, but the socks still fit fine, and they are finally done! Maybe the next pair will go faster.


affectioknit said...

Those are really nice!

VeganCraftastic said...

Very nice, that looks like a pattern my husband would like too!