Friday, March 02, 2012

Weaving and waffling

The Mr had a good claim on the next pair of socks to be made. According to Ravelry I last made him some socks back in 2008 - 16 pairs ago! Searching the webs for a pattern seemed like too much effort and I had no man socks in mind so out came my old trusty sock knitting manual - Sensational Knitted Socks and I thought we were away.

Turns out my memory really isn't so great.  As well as assuming I knit his last socks last year or the one before at a push I forgot that this man has skinnier ankles than any six foot six giant in the world. I cast on 80sts in a woven stitch and they were looking LARGE. I had a thought of saving the ribbing but when I put it on yarn for him to try sense won out and I went back and cast on 64sts. If only I'd checked Ravelry first - the last plain socks I knit for him were over just 60sts. Ah well we're away now in Waffle Stitch II, a ribbed pattern for increased cosiness around those twiglets. Simple but rather smart I think.

6 comments:

elephantJuice said...

Glad you got back on track with the socks! That waffle stitch looks so lovely and cosy. And can I just say how much I LOVE that yarn? Those wonderful flashes of colour through the black are just beautiful!

Kai said...

I know what you mean about checking Ravelry before starting Man-Socks... I always forget and Ollie has skinny ankles too!!!

Rose Red said...

Bummer about having to rip and redo, but gosh they look great - fab pattern for the yarn!

raining sheep said...

It's funny because I just sent my mom the socks I made her and my dad phoned me immediately after they received them and requested a pair of his own! So now I need to go buy some man yarn!

Rachel said...

Glad to hear you are on the right track now thanks to Ravelry! They look great! And 2008? Yeah, I think he's about due!

Lynne said...

Ah, we live and learn! thank goodness for that great tool called Ravelry. Sometimes I think the notes I write are inane but they really help when I come back months later!

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