Sunday, December 28, 2008

Xmas knits

I didn't do too much gift knitting this year -- just socks for my parents. (Didn't get a pair done for my brother. Sorry, Tom!) I used Patons Kroy 4-ply for both pairs, which is one of the best workhorse sock yarns out there. For my mom's socks, I used my own pattern:


For my dad's socks, I didn't use a pattern. To be speedy, I just knit plain st. st. (with a *k1, p1* cuff):


These socks are "Glencheck" Kroy (plies are grey and brown), and the low-contrast toes are "Mercury" Kroy. My mom's socks are "Muslin" Kroy. Both pairs were received happily.

11 comments:

whistlepeaknits said...

They're both great! Your pattern turned out beautifully.

meezermeowmy said...

Very nicely done! Congratulations!

Jill said...

Great socks, your knitting is inspirational. I always love your yarn and classic pattern choices. I have some new "Butterscotch" coloured sock yarn bought with your sock pattern in mind.

Chris said...

Oh, I love the simple elegance of the cables in your sock pattern!

Laura said...

Awesome. What perfect gifts. Now I need to check out Kroy.

Steph said...

I didn't do any Christmas knitting this year so that I could, instead, start knitting for next year right now and not want to gouge out my eyes.

My open roads said...

those are amazing!
I have still to learn how to knit socks and gloves, seems like I've tried making everything else but those just seem too 'tricky' still :) - maybe because I have not clue how to work with more than 2 needles at a time...

Knitting Linguist said...

The socks look great! And socks are always the perfect gift :)

Chet Tine said...

tu es la reine de la chaussette et du tricot en général ... si tu es d'accord je te mets en lien ... avec mes meilleurs voeux, Tine de Paris

womens slouch socks said...

I think the ash color socks are better then the white.

Marquita said...

Hummm these look warm and cozy :-)
Nice to wear in these cold days...