Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Knitting from the Past - 2


The socks are knitted from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. The pattern is called something like "Half-hose for Men". From the pictures in the book, it was one of my least favorite patterns. But, I was away from home with the book, one set of knitting needles, and one skein of yarn. The gauge given for the pattern matched up perfectly with the gauge I got. So, I decided to give it a try. I am really glad I did, the socks are wonderful. The stitch gives a nice thick and squishy texture to the socks. It is a really simple pattern that could work well with hand-painted sock yarn. These were a present for my step-dad.

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