Sunday, June 3, 2018

Thick and quick

The first Father's day sock is done and dusted!

I love how quick these socks knit up. The yarn, from West Yorkshire Spinners, is new to me and it's lovely. It's a DK weight BFL and it's so soft.

This colourway is called "Owl" and I love the combination of neutral shades. The heels, toes and cuff ribbing are a different yarn (same company) and it has a little bit of nylon in it. It's not as soft, but it should be more hard wearing.

I've already started the second sock, and from the looks of it, I may be able to get both socks out of one ball. If so, I think I may be making myself a pair of these!

7 comments:

Dee said...

They are PERFECT man socks. But ..... girls can wear them too!!!

Delighted Hands said...

Very manly! New to me company, too-looks great!

chrisknits said...

Yay for quicker socks that make great Father's Day gifts.

Tired Teacher said...

Well done! Don't you just love self-striping yarn.

Araignee said...

I love those manly stripes!

Vera said...

I've been wondering how that yarn is to knit...can you get it locally? Love the colors. Perfect for Father's day!

kathy b said...

Your sock is really great. You are way ahead for fathers day. I better get going. Since my father and I are speaking again, I will send him a little something. Mostly I'll focus on Fireman cause he's a great dad.