Summer knitting = sock knitting to me. For the past 3 summers, I have come home from my travels with a nice pair of socks. This year I am ahead of the game finishing my summer socks in just 2.5 weeks. Thanks to our one week road trip across America I had plenty of time to knit them up. I used 2 skeins of Patons Kroy Sock yarn in Grey Brown Marl. Patons has recently been stocking some pretty decent sock yarn at Michael’s. This has made my wallet very happy. This yarn is 75% washable wool and 25% nylon. I find it a good choice for those in your life who like low maintenance knitwear (aka won’t bother with the hand washing). The Kroy line has some great colors, particularly for men who prefer subdue colors (i.e., dark red, green, grey).
My Kroy socks were made with a double magic loop toe up construction (Judy’s magic cast on) with an afterthought heel. I didn’t want to bother with ribbing across the whole sock so I just worked a 3×3 rib across the top and cuff. I then used Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy bind off. Afterthought heels are so convenient, especially on the go! I also find they make the perfect &heel for the men in my life.
Until Next Time,