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.