They’re here! The pattern for Wrack (The Boy’s latest socks, and oh buddy has has he ever earned them with the shipping shenanigans of the last week or so) is up on ravelry.
You’ve watched these click along all through last December. And if you’ve been here for a while, you know that me knocking out a pair of socks in less than a month is pretty darn speedy. Part of that is the yarn (squoosh aran by Skeinny Dipping, and a lovely fat sock yarn it is), but part of it is totally the pattern. The cables get you off to a good start, then you switch to ribbing for a while and cruise along at top speed. Then, just as you’re in danger of losing steam or getting distracted, you make one more little cable swoosh and you’re done.
And, as usual with my fat socks, I’ve written the pattern so that you can totally make it with more traditional sock yarn too. It’s written for gauges of 7, 8, or 9 stitches to the inch, and with a cast ons of 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, and 84 stitches. That means you’re going to be able to fit pretty much any size foot you might want to knit for (and a few sizes that might make you a bit weak in the knees if you think about them for too long).
So if you know somebody who could use a snuggly new pair of socks (hint, this could very likely be you, isn’t it time you knit something for yourself?), these may well be just the ticket. They’re up on ravelry now. And, through the end of the day Friday, use the code SANDY to get a dollar off the regular price.