In an effort to make more Christmas socks, I decided to finally make a pair of socks for my husband. This was my first attempt…and they fit him! These socks, using yarn from Zebra Yarns, were a delight to knit…and it’s always a plus when gifted socks actually fit the person they’re intended for! Now they’ll go into a drawer and hopefully my hubby forgets about them for several months!
I found out about Zebra Yarns from a few podcasters and when I saw this Christmas colorways, I knew it’d be perfect for gift knitting! And when my husband saw it and liked it, I finally decided it was time to make him socks!
For these socks, I used a pattern from Kay Litton, the Crazy Sock Lady, to knit these on two circular needles…so not Magic Loop.
I really do like the method of using two circulars. And Kay has a great video to walk you through this technique.
Pattern: Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by Crazy Sock Lady Designs
Yarn: ZebraYarns Merino Nylon Fingering in Christmas Color 2
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 9 weeks
I was knitting on several projects when I was working on these socks so they took some time. And I also had to cast on many more stitches than my usual. My husband likes tall socks so I had to keep knitting and knitting on the leg. (I don’t like long legs on my socks and frequently make shorties.)
For the cuff, heel, and a bit of the toe, I used a bare mini skein. And I love how these socks turned out! I used almost every bit of yarn and actually threw away the leftovers, which I usually hoard.
I guess there are advantages to knitting longer legs! Less yarn waste!