Summer School, Thick and Cozy, Truckle

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 Truckle, they are just the thing for when you want miles of stockinette, but also need just a little something to keep you engaged, and they’re 25% off on ravelry with the code SUMMER SCHOOL through the end of the day, eastern time, Friday July 10.

I knit these years ago when I had a terrible flu.  Well no, I didn’t knit thesethese ones in the pictures were knit just recently by an intrepid sample knitter extroirdinaire so I could take new photos and bring the pattern back out.  But I knit the first version while I had the flu and couldn’t be counted on to do anything more complicated than knit the knits, purl the purls, and keep the decreases in a line.  But somehow, despite being so simple I could manage them with a head full of cold medicine, I absolutely love the result.

Instead of having a stitch repeat like the other thick socks I’ve shown off this week, these socks have a decorated panel on the outside of your ankle while the rest of the sock is stockinette. This is a fun way to put socks together both because it gives the yarn room to shine, and because it lends itself well to working with thick yarn, as you can fine tune the stitch count pretty easily.  These come in four sizes (56, 64, 72, and 80 stitches around), but if one of those doesn’t work for you (though really, I strongly suspect one will), you can fiddle around (in increments of 4 stitches) to fine tune it even more!

Alrighty, so those were four of my favorite thick and cozy socks.  Next week we’ll talk about heels and toes and how to make them fit (and be extra cute while we’re at it).