Happy new year to everyone! Here in Ottawa the day is bright and sunny and fairly cold. Chickadees are all over the bird feeder by my window and the squirrels are cleaning up the seeds on the ground (and for once not fighting with each other). The grouse is still finding things to eat in the crab apple. There are deer and squirrel tracks all over the back deck. It’s after 10 am and I’m still in my pyjamas…. I hope your day is as nice as this one.
The sock in the picture was designed for a man, and I think it’s got a classic look to it that even those guys who only ever want plain black socks would like. It’s done in Farrow Rib, a multiple of three stitches (three plus one, if you’re knitting it flat rather than in the round). I used Elann’s “Sock It To Me” — two balls of 210 m/50 gm superwash wool/nylon blend. Pretty much any sock-weight yarn will do, of course.
Here’s the pattern, with my best wishes for a great 2009: Farrow Rib Socks download