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Knits Socks

Knits Socks

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I‘ll never forget the first time I tried on a pair of socks I hadknit myself. I made my first pair mostly out of curiosity–Iwanted to know what all the fuss was about! Sure, socks arefun to knit, but they are just SOCKS, right? They go on yourfeet. Inside your shoes, yet. Five bucks would get me threepair at the store, so why spend time knitting them?And so I dubiously tried on that first pair... and somethingmagical happened. I looked down at my feet, dressed upin pretty sock yarn and clever stitch patterns, and I wiggledmy toes and realized: There are no seams rubbing inside myshoes. The heel fits. The yarn feels GOOD against my skin,all woolly and soft. These are PRETTY...and they‘re WARM.I confess that I even slept in that first pair, because I couldhardly bear to take them off. I slipped off my shoes nowand then throughout the day, just to admire my socks. AndI started imagining what it would be like to have an entirewardrobe of handknit socks, socks to match everythingin my closet. (OK, not so tough, since everything I wear ispurple/black/blue/green, but still.)And so it was that I discovered, as so many knitters beforeme have discovered, the joy of wearing—as veteran sockdesigner Ann Budd would say–“a little bit of luxury everyday.” There‘s nothing quite like a pair of socks fresh off yourneedles... But sock yarn and sock needles should come witha warning label: Sock Knitting Can Be Addictive. For manyof us knitters, sock knitting is a passion and a joy, one thatwarms us from the toes up.I‘ve selected five of our most popular
Knitting Daily
sockpatterns for you here: a fancy lace sock, a richly textured ribsock, a colorwork masterpiece, a cabled sock, and a simple,basic sock in a large gauge perfect for beginners. A littlesomething for every foot in the family!Enjoy!Sandi WiseheartEditor,
Knitting Daily.com
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5 FAVORITESOCK KNITTING PATTERNS
EDITOR, KNITTING DAILY
Sandi Wiseheart
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Knitting Socks
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sock knitting patterns
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design by Ann Budd
Originally published
Interweave Knits
, Spring 2007
I’m not much of a lingerie type of gal. Most days I can’t even be bothered to hang earrings in the holes in my earlobes. So I had a little trouble getting my head around the lingerie theme for this staff  project . . . until I realized that I do like to lounge on the couch while I knit orread. And I do love socks. So I decided to make a pair of special lounging socks.The yarn, conveniently named Seduction, is a mixture of merino and tencel that’swarm, comfortable, silky soft, and strong.
Finished Size:
 
7½" foot circumference and9¼" long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fitwomen’s U.S. shoe sizes 6 to 8.
Yarn:
 
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction (50%merino, 50% tencel; 400 yd [365 m]/113 g):blue moonstone, 1 skein.
Needles:
 
Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessaryto obtain the correct gauge.
Notions:
 
Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge:
 
16 sts and 22 rnds = 2" in St st inthe rnd.
Skill Level:
 
Intermediate.

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