Handspun socks are where it’s at…(even in July)


A lot (and I mean a LOT) of my projects are for camping and outdoors activities. In fact, I am in the process of working on a thin and durable hiking sock..but that’s another post. This pair of socks made me really happy because:

I knit them while camping/sitting at the beach
There’s no pattern..just the perfect fit for my feet.
I LOVE the cuffs.

Sometimes I don’t like busy patterns with variegated yarns…the colors themselves are enough design. But then there’s the cuffs…and I do like a little flair.

This pattern is a toe up, figure 8 cast on, fleegle heel, and picot edge for the cuffs. Simple but pretty. I did figure out a trick for the heels though. I was always trying to knit to the exact point where the foot/shin connect, but my socks were a tad too long. Now I stop just about 1/2 before and the heel is nice and snug. Simple, easy wins are great. Gotta enjoy them!