When my grandma was visiting this weekend, she casually mentioned that she’s worn through all her handknit socks except one pair! And that one has already been patched up, twice! What a subtle hint! But it’s true – I haven’t knit her a pair of socks since July 2010. Geeze, how did that happen? And I’m sad to admit that I know nothing of what’s cool and new in the sock knitting world. All my sock knitting mojo went to baby knitting around 2010, when all my friends had babies.
So, what sock pattern have you knit lately? What would be interesting to knit for my grandma? As you know, I knit all kinds of socks – plain, lace, cables… For my grandma, using fingering weight yarn, I find patterns worked over 68-72 stitches to fit well.