On KnitPicks only, in scrumptious City Tweed:
I Love You Dad Socks Companion to the Wanna Hold Your Hands mittens. Cozy and quick.
My dad’s feet get cold, and his circulation’s not so great, so I wanted to knit him some thick warm socks to wear around the house.
These are sumptuous, supremely cozy & gorgeous, especially when knit in a luxurious alpaca/merino tweedy blend.
Options abound: you can knit these in a single color or do a contrasting color for the heel flap & toe; you can knit the cabled heart heel flaps or plain heel flaps, either in a single or contrasting color.
Despite all the details – mirrored cables, honeycomb cables, ribbed gussets, patterned heel flap – these knit up amazingly fast.
Finished size: Men’s medium, to fit men’s size 9-10. Make socks longer or shorter as needed.
Yarn: Heavy worsted.
Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 24 sts & 32 rnds = 4” in St st in the rnd.
Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle, cable needle.
Skills needed: knitting in the round, cabling, reading charts.