I just finished the nephews’ socks and couldn’t wait to post them. They are adorable. I hope they are as comfy as they look. These are a present for Orthodox Christmas, which is today, January 7. Yes, I know, there’s nothing quite like getting stuff finished at the eleventh hour.
Please don’t criticize the photo. Obviously the light is bad and the socks aren’t centered. This picture is better:
Unfortunately, you might not recognize those as socks as the angle is kind of bad and they’re all lumped together like a bizarre centerpiece in a Moose lodge.
It gets better, trust me.
Back to the socks. I made two different sizes using a pattern from Paton’s sock patternbook, Pull Up Your Socks. For nephew J18mos, I used the 2-year sizing. Nephew D4 is getting the 4-year ones. Hope they fit.
Here’s a shot of J’s socks:
Aren’t those just adorable? Can’t you totally see those on a little boy? (I hope so.) The yarn is either Bernat’s or Paton’s Camouflage (can’t remember, can’t find the skein wrapper) 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn on 3.25mm DPNs. This pattern is “Child’s Rolltop Sock”.
The other pair just got finished this morning, as in, minutes ago, they still needed grafted.
For the 4-year socks, I used pattern #11, “Bright Delight”, with the same anonymous-brand camo yarn and 3.25mm DPNs. The only difference between the two patterns is that the latter has a ribbed cuff instead of a rolltop. I also changed things up by using only the camo yarn, instead of including an accent color on the heel and cuff. I figured there was already plenty going colorwise with the camo yarn, and also wanted a way for their non-knitting Mama to know whose socks were whose.
Finished 4-year socks:
Here’s a closeup of the heel and gusset:
…followed by the toe:
Don’t these just look deliciously comfy? (And not too unlike a knitted condom?)
Camouflage socks rock. Merry Christmas, nephews!