Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Gift Sock Knitting Marathon Has Begun

I love knitting Christmas socks for Brother Dave and his partner Karen because otherwise I have no idea what to give them for Christmas. A pair of knitted socks is one way to show my love for them.

The socks are useful where they live in the mountains of Oregon, and they seem to enjoy getting them.

Karen requested via Dave: Dark socks - gray or black or combo or something
dark. She wears brown and black pants a lot, plus jeans.

It's not easy to find sock yarn matching her specs, so I was delighted to see this Cascade Heritage dark yarn at the yarn store.

I love how this stitch pattern shows off the colors. Hope Karen loves it as well.

Pattern: Basketweave Ribbing Sock

Yarn: Cascade Heritage Handpainted Sock Yarn

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.

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