Grandpa’s socks

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I started these socks a while ago. It uses super small needles – 2.5 mm. I thought I was going to make two pairs of them for Christmas… but now I’m doubting myself to get enough time to do it. I think they look pretty awesome.

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Socks for Dad

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I am going to make some socks for my dad. I started with my figuring out my gauge. This will be my first pair of socks to knit. I’m using Purl Soho’s pattern. I’m not doing the stripes because I’m using a variegated yarn. I had four or five rounds knit on my needles, but I went upstairs to do something and when I came back downstairs, the needles were not where they were supposed to be. Very sad.

My First Time Knitting Socks

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One of the things on my ‘I want to knit this’ list is a pair of socks. I thought I’d make some for my dad for Christmas – so I’d definitely have enough time to finish them. I looked on Ravelry for a pattern that started on double pointed needles from the tube of the sock to the toe… and a manly sock as well. My dad also has large feet, so that whittled down the choices even more. Most of the patterns I saw had small, medium, and large sock sizes. I found one that had an XL size, so I’m making that one. Here’s my project.

I didn’t look at the pattern before I started the rib, so I did a 1×1 rib, instead of a 2×2 rib. Oops. It’s not going to be exactly what the pattern says, but it’ll work. Next time I’ll try one with dpns.