travel knit for the Manitoba trip last month. I actually finished them the first weekend in Manitoba, not long after I tossed my cousin the pair of socks I'd made for him. :)
cousin's socks, only smaller. I used Garnstudio's DROPS Big Fabel in the Wild Berries colourway. The colour repeats were shorter than in the Green Mix colourway in the other pair, and the single large block of blue emphasized the repeats a bit more, but I really like this colourway despite this. It's so cute with the bright colours!
Rye sock pattern (again), but modified it a bit from the other pair. I CO 44 stitches again and did 2x2 ribbing along the leg (I have large calves, so "standard" women's socks normally don't fit me), but only knit these to 9 inches high on the leg. Instead of continuing the 2x2 rib across the top of the foot, I knit straight stockinette except for carrying along a row of 2 purl stitches along the sides of the foot.
Next time, I might CO more stitches, but add a line of a cable stitch along the outside edge of the sock. Heh, it's true that once you figure out how to knit socks, you don't really need a pattern anymore!
If you could, would you knit your own socks? Do you think it's worth the time and effort? I used to think not, but now...I'm starting to change my mind...