I love knitting socks for family members! And thankfully, they seem to like them, as well! I especially like hearing what yarns and colors and color combinations they like – and finding the perfect yarn for them. When my mom wanted a pair of grey socks, I found a yarn from Hue Loco that I knew would be perfect!
Usually, when knitting socks for gifts, I try to find a yarn in my stash that will work. But, of course, I always want to make what people want and sometimes that means buying yarn. Shucks!
I found this yarn on the Hue Loco site when I was looking for some other yarn. And it is perfect – a variegated grey with lovely – though light – speckles. It’s the perfect neutral!
I used my favorite sock pattern, from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks. Though I’ve tried the afterthought heel, I still much prefer the fit of the heel flap and gusset. I am looking forward to trying some other heel patterns, just to see if I prefer any others more than the Heel Flap.
The only little detail I added to this sock was a pattern on the back of the leg. I tried out a pattern that I was thinking of using in my first pattern design. This was an early rendition so be sure to stay tuned for more on that!
Pattern: Basic Top Down with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Hule Loco Phyllis Sock 75/25
Colorways: Beach Glass
Needles: US 1 (2.25Med mm)
Made for: my mom
Time to Completion: 3.5 weeks
I wasn’t really looking forward to knitting grey socks but this yarn from Hue Loco was such a wonderful surprise. The variegated grey hues knitted up in such a lovely way – and the speckles were just perfect.