“One can never have enough socks.” -Jerry (Gary/Larry) Gergich
A few weeks ago, I was snowed in & binge watching Parks & Rec for the 639th time. Jerry’s wisdom stirred something within me. One can never have enough socks, I thought to myself, how profound. I immediately began searching through my Ravelry library for a sock pattern, keeping my stash in mind. This one from Tin Can Knits jumped off the screen. I still had a skein leftover from my mitts (see last week’s post) that I thought would be perfect. I grabbed my needles and I was off!
Can we all please agree to ignore the dog hair? Ugh… anyway.
I must admit that I found the leg and foot of the sock to be incredibly boring. It’s not the pattern’s fault – that’s just the nature of knitting socks. It’s a lot of stockinette and it just doesn’t keep me interested. But I forged ahead and I’m so glad that I did. I like the simplicity of these socks. The garter panel adds texture and breaks up the monotony enough to keep me going. I can definitely see myself using this pattern again, for myself, my husband & maybe even for gifts! It took me about 2 days to make both socks.
As an added bonus, they go with my North Country Mitts really well!
Also, it’s really awkward taking photos of your own feet…
I knit the adult small size, which I thought would work for me, but ended up being a little tight around the leg. I would size up to a medium for myself in the future. I found the process of turning the heel to be immensely satisfying. And I really enjoyed using kitchener stitch to close up the toe.
This is a great pattern for beginners! I love that it uses worsted yarn instead of sock, so it was easier for me to see what I was doing and they knit up super fast.
I highly recommend this pattern (& Tin Can Knits in general)!
Ahh… warm and cozy socks.
Thank you, Jerry, for the inspiration.
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