I finished off Warren’s birthday socks, way ahead of schedule. I’m not sure what came over me, but I had to knit them now. Not later. Now. Oh sure, there are lots of other projects in the works, patiently waiting for their turn, but these had to be done first. So at least I can cruise up to his big day without cramped fingers, cursing and in a crappy mood.
I used my standard sock pattern, incorporating the pattern design. So instead of posting all the details on a basic sock, I’ll just write what made these socks unique.
Big Jim’s Diamond Mine Socks (named after Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts)
Yarn: Trekking XXL – colourway 102
Needles: 2 circs, addi turbo, size 1 u.s.
Cast on 60 stitches and divide onto the two needles, join and proceed with K1, P1 ribbing for 15 rows.
Leg Pattern is a 10 stitch, 10 Row repeat.
Row 1: K1, P4, K4, P1
Row 2: K2, P3, K3, P2
Row 3: K3, P2, K2, P3
Row 4: K4, P1, K1, P4
Row 5: K5, P5
Row 6: K4, P1, K1, P4
Row 7: K3, P2, K2, P3
Row 8: K2, P3, K3, P2
Row 9: K1, P4, K4, P1
Row 10: P5, K5
I knit the leg pattern 7 times (70 rows).
Heel flap, heel turn, gusset, foot and toe is worked according to the basic sock patterns.
There you go. Bob’s your uncle, Fanny’s your aunt.