Yup, still busy bringing the early patterns back out of hibernation!  Today, it’s time for Whippersnapper.

whippersnapper 1 smallI won’t lie, these are not hard socks.  They’re basically just a pretty rib with a bit of fancy stitch work in a few of the columns.  But sometimes, well sometimes that’s just what you need!  You’ll have them memorized in no time, and the resulting sock is undeniably dapper.

whippersnapper 2 smallI made mine in a thicker yarn (Plucky Knitter Primo Aran) at 7 stitches per inch, but it’s one of those patterns you could easily make at 8 or 9 stitches per inch (if you were using a more traditional sock weight yarn).  These were made as guy socks (and I think they’re a really good example of a sock that your more sedate dressers will wear but that won’t make knitters weep tears of boredom), but I have it on good authority that they look awfully nice in bright pink, too.

whippersnapper 3 smallI’m delighted to have them back up, and I hope you will be, too.  You can grab the pattern yourself right over here.  And be sure to use the code SNAPPY to get $1.00 off the price through the end of the day Friday, May 8.