Blogmas Day 20: Finished socks

Here is a pair of finished socks that will be going to my Uncle Ed tomorrow. He had tried one of them on when I was still working on them, so I know that they fit. I hope he gets good use out of them.

I don’t really follow a sock pattern but more of a formula. For a quick run down of what goes into my socks, I prefer cuff down rather than toe up. The long tail cast-on is my cast-on of choice and I use a basic 1×1 rib for the cuff and will repeat that for about 15 row. For the remainder of the cuff I will usually knit about seven inches in length and then will go right into a heel flap then gusset. The foot is a basic tube and I’ll finish off with a round toe. I love sock knitting because I know that I can change up any of those sections and I will still have a wearable sock. It all depends on how much thought I want to put into it.

As for these, I’m up to the toe decrease as I type this post out. The charm on the bottom of the foot is where I started this morning. Despite it being a work day, we also had our Monday meeting. I got a good bit of knitting done then.