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)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

John's Birthday Socks Finished

Yesterday between bouts of dealing with the nasty weather, I finished John's birthday socks.

The cuffs are seven inches long from top to heel. Three skeins of Happy Feet were needed. One skein per sock took me to the start of each toe for John's size 11 foot knitting 70 stitches around.

Pattern: 70 stitch basic socks. The stitch pattern is from one of my stitch pattern books, Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper. It's a simple 7 stitch knit purl pattern with a knit 5 purl 2 ribbing base.

Yarn: Happy Feet. 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon.

Color: Dark blue.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

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


Vickie said...

These turned out so nice! Very handsome. I ordered this book because of all of your sock ideas. You should get a commission!

Anonymous said...

I love those socks. Did you like Happy Feet?

Diane K

Jean said...

Classic socks and I am curious too - how was the yarn to knit with?

Anonymous said...

John's socks are very nice. Hope he enjoys wearing them.

I missed the snow photos but how beautiful! Sorry you had to shovel as well as miss your appointment.

Ann said...

Lovely socks & I like the stitch pattern - simple but elegant.