Saturday, July 2, 2016

Alex's Waffle Rib Socks

It's summer, and yes, I'm still knitting socks. It's like an itch that I just have to scratch or I'll go crazy.

I can't help it. Socks are so portable, and if you find the right pattern then you don't even have to look at it very often. It's perfect for traveling or when you're feeling lazy and don't want to concentrate too hard.

My latest sock knitting project is a pattern that I just stitched to make my own Waffle Rib Socks. Alex really liked my socks, so now he and I have twin socks. Sort of.

(It's not that Nietzsche wants to be in all our photos. It's just that when we go outside, he sticks close to us.)

Pattern: Waffle Rib Socks (FREE pattern on Craftsy)
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Malvin (75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide)

I like the waffle rib because it's an interesting texture but it's still nice and stretchy. Plus it's a super easy stitch pattern to memorize.

This is a shot from a future Craftsy post I wrote that features these socks. Sometimes I like to put the socks on when I'm grafting the toe closed to get the tension right.

The socks are pretty soft right now. I'm not sure how they will behave once we wash them, but I think they will be ok. Maybe they will even get softer!

If the socks wash up well, I'll probably use this same yarn to make Christmas socks for my dad. (He whined a lot last year because he didn't get a pair of socks.)

Do you knit during summer?

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