Tomorrow is the last day at the Owen Sound Farmer’s Market before Christmas, and my last day attending until next whenever.
I got totally cleaned out of ‘man socks’ so that’s what I’ve been knitting this week.
These are Fortissima #2058 (dark grey) and #2057 (medium-light) grey. Both are size Large, knit with the 72 needle cylinder on the Verdun 47.
are also size Large, with Fortissima #2070 (dark brown) and #2072 (tan).
Fortissima #2021 (grey/white/black heather) and #2002 (jet black). This pair is size XL, also knit with the 72 cylinder on the Verdun 47.
I actually enjoy knitting ‘plainer’ socks. It can be a nice break from the sea of raging colours. And for that matter, knitting blacks and browns and greys actually enlivens the next swan dive into richly painted yarns.
Note the little band of accent colour on the top of the socks. I find this little detail adds an element of interest and a sense of texture into an otherwise plain sock.
The little strip of colour is simply two rows knit immediately after the hem top. In the past I tried one row – too thin, and three rows – to much of a stripe instead of an accent. Two rows, to my eyes, feels just about right ;o)
All the yarns above were 420m/100 grams; 75% superwash wool 25% nylon. Size Large was no problem for this yardage. The XL would have been a problem for a single ball if I hadn’t been using accents for heels and toes. Even then, I had but a few meters left.