Here are the first pair of socks I’ve knit entirely in 2010. This is unusual for me as I normally knit about a pair a month all year long.
Pattern: Yarrow Ribbed Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Bamboo & Ewe Pattern
Needles: 2.5 mm circulars
Notes: My criteria for this yarn was a simple pattern and ribbing for stretchiness since this pair is a gift. Since I’ve knit several of the other simple ribbed patterns from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks book I selected one I hadn’t knit before (not that they’re much different). My modifications were to add an extra 6 stitches for a total of 72 stitches around, to knit my standard slip stitch heel, and to use that rounder toe where you decrease 6 stitches every round instead of 4. I guess I should find out what that’s called so I can refer to it properly!
Anyway, they’re basic socks that fit the bill of letting the yarn be the focus.