Fo: Man Socks in Orange and Green.

You know what? It turns out knitting man size socks isn’t so bad. For size 11 man feet anyway. I think these took about two weeks, knitting on and off. I finished them on Sunday. I powered through the whole freaking leg. I bound of at about 11 that night, I think, things were kind of blurry at that point. Brandt loves them, he put them on walked round and declared them winners. And then asked if I could do Argyles. What did I start?!?

Some Specs:

Pattern: My own standard toe ups with short row heels. Love knitting socks this way.

Yarn: Knit Picks Essential, 2 skeins Grass, 1 Skein Pumpkin. I still have a bunch of yarn left over too, I only used 28g of the 50g skein of pumpkin!

Needles: Knit Picks Circulars, 32″ Size 1, 2.5mm. Used Magic Loop style.

Overall: Love. You can read more about the beginning of these here.
And Ravel them here.

Next up for socks, guess.

If you guessed manly Steelers socks, you’d be correct. I dyed up a couple of skeins last week, and should be able to eek out Game Day socks for the both of us out of these.

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10 Responses to Fo: Man Socks in Orange and Green.

  1. Danielle says:

    They’re fantastic! I’d love to see you make some argyles too 🙂

  2. Kat says:

    Size 11 argyles?!? I’m woozy just thinking about it.

  3. Fantastic man socks! I bet he has been enjoying those warm socks, its been so chilly! Game day socks? How cool!

  4. Rosa says:

    I love the complimentary color of the green and orange. I can’t wait to see the Steeler’s socks. I just love that color combination.

  5. marisol says:

    Very nice… Although I think you have just created a
    handmade sock craving monster:) My DH keeps asking me when I am going to make him another pair of socks. Poor man he’s been waiting for months now. I guess he doesn’t understand the whole selfish knitter
    mentality Ha!

  6. Michelle says:

    Go Steelers! 🙂

  7. HEJ says:

    Aw, man I want some Steelers socks! And some Colts socks! What a great idea!

  8. Shelley says:

    Hi Julia,

    Just wanted to say that I love the black and gold colors – even though they are Steelers colors, it is also my son’s high school colors and they are VIKINGS! He is a size 14 shoe, so I will be knitting those buggers for a WHILE.


    Great color!

  9. Beth S. says:

    I still am amazed that you made man-socks on size 1 needles. Let alone that you are actually going to repeat the amazing feat! 😉

  10. Terry says:

    Nice socks! They turned out nicely! Wondering if you were going to do an update – didn’t see one yesterday and so far today 🙁 I am craving some of the orange variegated for some Halloween wardrobe updating.