Pattern and Modifications: Gentleman's Plain Winter Socks by Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks
If you or the recipient of the socks love wearing those 3-in-a-pack white sports socks found in store, you should try this pattern. The socks feel exactly the same as those bought in store but with the added good feeling of hand-knitted socks. Only modifications are the usual short row heels and flat toe. I am very happy with the pattern except one thing - the one single purl stitch at the end of the round. I think except serving as the center stitch (which can be done by using a stitch marker, BTW), it would only form a ridge on the inside of the socks:
Yarn: Patons Kroy 4-Ply Col:54046 Flagstone
Just having finished one sock using Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock, it required a bit of adjusting to the splitty Kroy. But I am not yet spoiled by the good yarns ... still love this economical and practical Kroy ... especially after the socks have taken a bath ... so soft.
Gauge and Needles: 8.75 sts per 1" using DPNs 1.5
Start Date: 02-19-2006
Finish Date: 02-26-2006
Now, to compensate for the fact that I very much neglected the 8.5-stitch-per-inch sweater last week, I am going to add a few inches to it now. My goal is to add at least 2 inches per week. So, wish you all a good week ahead ... ah, with good weather as it is raining cats and dogs here.