Yes folks, the Husband Socks are done.
Pattern: None. Just generic measure the foot, subtract 10%, get my gauge and start knittin’. There are 2.5″ of 2×2 ribbing at the cuff, and I used a standard slip stitch heel and wedge toe.
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, colorway Larkspur, purchased at Personal Threads.
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo 6″ DPNs US size 1 (2.25mm).
Yeah, they’re on my feet. Husband will wear them this weekend when the weather dips down into the 50’s all day long. As you can see, they are too long for me. This is a good thing. Also, they are not tight at all. Also good. Hubby’s foot is a good inch wider around than mine is.
I used some sewing thread as reinforcement for the heel. Maybe this was a stupid idea, but Hubby is very hard on the heels of his store-bought socks.
Isn’t the Bearfoot pretty? I just love this colorway! The mohair made it a little warm to knit with on those hot days when the A/C wasn’t working too well, but these should be lovely-warm for the winter.
You can’t see, but I also used some elastic thread in a nice chocolate brown for the first few rows of the cuff. The staff at Personal Threads recommended that I try it, because he’s not going to like socks that pool around his ankles. We’ll see if it works!