Yesterday, I ran out of yarn to finish Marcus’s Christmas Stocking. Since we were out at the country house for the day, I knew wouldn’t be able to drop by and get more yarn from Svensk Hemslöjd. So, I decided to knit these socks in the meantime.
If you asked me a few years ago, I probably would be embarrass to admit that I actually like to knit socks. Embarrassed because I don’t like to knit the socks in sock or fingering weight yarns or knit turned-heel and gussets—no, I’m lazy with my sock knitting. They are almost always in worsted or aran weight yarns. Sometimes I will knit them tow-up and shape them with short rows at the tow and heel. Sometimes, I will knit them top-down and shape them with short rows at the heel and feathered decreases at the toe. Usually, I will avoid the need for grafting.
You know what? These chunkier socks are perfect for winters in Sweden.
Now, on to the second side, while I wait for the shop to open.