Son John's birthday socks are underway. It's another stitch pattern from Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper.
The base of the pattern is a k5, p2 rib. Perfect for socks to fit well.
The yarn, selected and supplied by John as a birthday gift for me, is Happy Feet. He thoughtfully bought three skeins, so I don't have to worry about running out while knitting man size socks.
The stitch marker? It's hooked in the first row of the ten row stitch pattern.
All I need to do is count stitches up from the marker and I know which pattern row to knit next. According to this picture, there are four rows done and I need to start back on row 5.
Everytime I knit row 1, I move the marker.
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.