Sock model

I finished a pair of socks.

Sock glamor:

Do you know how hard it is to get a decent sock shot using your own feet? I suspect sock knitters all know.

This shot looks like my feet are shy… or I have to goooo.

I took these pictures in the middle of the day, and I’m wearing shark jammies.

Sock info:

Yarn: Berroco Comfort Sock (50% nylon, 50% acrylic)
Pattern: Classic Sock Pattern from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
Needles: No. 3 steel dpns… how I wish I had some light bamboo No.3’s!

These are classic (hence the pattern name) top-down socks with heel flaps. I have big ankles (but not cankles… I hope) so I used the largest pattern size. It is a smidge loose so halfway between the medium and the large would have been a better size for me. Not that that stopped me from immediately starting another pair in the same large size.  I refuse to stray from the pattern after losing my knitting mojo a couple months ago. I definitely recommend Nancy Bush’s book… it is working wonders for my sock mojo!

The yarn is okay.  If you need a cool sock, this will do the trick.  If you need warm socks, don’t use this yarn.  The day I tried these socks on it was 63F in my house and my tootsies were so cold.  Now it is 83F and my tootsies are comfy.  Not that I’m wearing socks today because it is too hot… bare feet are the order for hot days when your a/c is broken.


8 thoughts on “Sock model

  1. You managed to take amazingly good pix of your feet.
    I’ve been checking out the Berocco DK for baby/children’s clothes. Haven’t seen it in person but it looks promising online.

  2. Super sock…love the yarn and love the contrast created with the shark pj’s! ;o) By year’s end I hope to get down to some serious leaning on the sock knitting front. Fun to catch up with you here now that we’re back from our vacation. Happy Days ((HUGS))

  3. Great looking socks.

    I made my daughter some bed socks using circular bamboo needles. They actually come in size 3.

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