This is my 200th post. Let's celebrate together with a new sock pattern release! The (newly-renamed) Heirloom socks are now available!Get the pattern here on Ravelry. It will be appearing in my Etsy shop shortly.
These rustic, intricate socks are knit top-down and are available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes, so they can be made to fit practially anyone that you’d like to knit them for!
As the Men’s size was created to fit US Men's shoe sizes 10 and 11 (and the pair I made fit my husband who wears a US Men’s 12,) they will fit the male feet in your life. There just aren’t enough pretty, manly (and pretty manly) socks out there!Oh yes, and they’ll fit you ladies too. You’ll just have to use fingering weight yarn instead of the worsted.
Please note that the gauge differs between the two sizes, as does the yarn weight and needle size:
Yarn: 440 yards (100 g) of fingering weight sock yarn
Needles: 5 dpns in US 3 (3.25 mm)
Gauge: 7 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette
Yarn: 2 skeins of Patons Classic Wool (223 yards / 100 g) in Cognac
Needles: 5 dpns in US 4 (3.50 mm)
Gauge:5.5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette
And to make these critters, you'll going to have to be comfortable with knitting through the back of the loop, cabling, chart reading and knitting in the round.
I'm off to work on the Gauntles pattern. Keep an eye out for that today!