Summer School, Thick and Cozy, Wrack

On Monday we talked a bit about yarn and gauge for thick socks, and for the rest of the week I’ll be showing off some of my personal favorites.

These are Wrack.  They are ridiculously mellow (I find myself rather drawn to mellow knitting right now), and they’re 25% off on ravelry with the code SUMMER SCHOOL through the end of the day, eastern time, Tuesday July 7.

I knit this pair in Squoosh Aran by Skeinny Dipping.  Yup socks in aran weight yarn.  And yup, I worked at 7 stitches per inch.  The result is socks that are amazingly cushy under foot (and they fit just fine in boots and feel awfully good come February).  They’re technically the husband’s socks (and still going strong more than five years after I knit them), but I’ve been known to steal them more than once.

It’s generally easier to scale patterns that use a fairly small stitch repeat.  Here the repeat is only 6 stitches wide, so I could do these in oodles and oodles of sizes (54, 60, 66, 72, 78, or 84 stitches around). And, like many of my socks, these are written for 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, so you can use fingering, sport, dk, worsted, or even aran weight yarn without having to do any extra math.  I have a sneaking suspicion there’s a size/gauge combo in there that will work for whatever feet you’re planning to knit for!