Friday, July 20, 2012

Custom Socks

Last week I was on vacation. Andrew, me, and six friends rented a house in Tennessee. We spent the week hiking, shopping, reading, knitting, and generally having a lovely time.

While there, I started socks for one of my friends. He has a size 11 foot, but I love him anyway. He likes his socks tight, and he has skinny ankles.

I made him try on the socks a few times, and I only had to rip out once. Here's what I ended up with:

The first four markers are decreases. The bottom two are increases. It's a normal 3-1 ribbed sock, and I'm trying not to be bothered by the rib getting messed up by the increases and decreases. It's on the back of his leg, and I can't imagine anyone will see it.

Knit in Zwerger Garn Opal 4-ply in the Momo colorway (ravelled here)

The great thing about these is that the yarn came from one of our mutual friends who lives in Germany (thanks, Holly!). These socks have twice as much friendship and love as normal socks.


  1. Yay! I'm excited to see you working your magic on that yarn :)

  2. Nice post.........Regarding Custom Socks
    Custom socks are a great way to complete the look for you new athletic team uniforms.