I am happy to have another pair of Christmas socks off the needles! These are not particularly newsworthy – plain ol’ stockinette socks, with a contrasting cuff, heel and toe.
The only thing that makes them manly is the colours – although I am sure there are lots of girls out there who would wear these too. The yarn is good ol’ Patons Kroy in the colours Burnished Sierra Stripes, and Gentry Grey. I know there are lots of fun and fancy yarns out there that people rave, rant and get crazy over (hello Wollmeise, I’m looking at you!) and I do enjoy a good snobby yarn at times. But really, if you want some nice looking socks that will wear well and feel nice and warm and wooly on your feet its hard to beat Kroy. The yarn for these socks cost me under $15 – and would have been under $10 if I hadn’t purchased the contrast colour – and I have enough left to make a kids hat or pair of mitts or something of that sort. Now that’s a good deal! I do love a good deal, don’t you?
ETA: reader Faye (hi Faye!) has asked what pattern this is. It’s my own standard cuff down sock pattern. It has been cobbled together over the years from a couple of different sources, including the Yarn Harlot’s basic vanilla sock recipe from her book Knitting Rules.