Pattern: Double Thick Socks (improvised)
Yarn: Kroy Sock in blue and Zarzuela Fibers MCN Sock Yarn - one strand of each held together
Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm)
Leg: With two yarns held together, cast on 40 sts and work 12 rds of K2P2 rib. Then work 18 rds in st st, stopping 10 sts before end of final round.
Heel: Work eye of partridge heel across 20 sts for 20 rows ending with WS row, then turn heel...
Turn row 1 (RS) - sl1, k12, k2tog turn
Turn row 2 (WS) - sl1, p6, p2tog turn
Continue short rows until all stitches are worked. Pick up 10 sts on each side of heel flap. Work gusset decreases every other round until 40 sts
Foot: Work 24 rds in st st, then work wedge toe. When 12 st remain, graft toe.
Comments: It's the same pattern as I shared a couple of weeks ago on my blog. This is the sixth and last pair of double thick socks I'll be able to complete in time for the January shipment of the Warm Hands Network, and these are my hands-down favourites. The combination of the two blues is really gorgeous in person. I nearly had to wrestle 'em off Linda when she tried them on! I've got a bag of knitted goods that I need to box up and get in the mail today.
It's Finished Object Friday over at Tami's Amis. Why not click through the links to see all the other FOs? You're sure to find more socks. It's -22° C with the windchill, so hand knit socks are exactly what the doctor ordered!