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The Man Socks are done. Off the needles. Gifted. Slightly big for the recipient, I think. But all is well. They are done.
Now I know.
All future socks knit for ambiguous foot sizes, regardless of gender, will be knit using a simple ribbed pattern. Much more forgiving. Ribbing will squeeze when knit too large and stretch when knit too small.
These were knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Plaid Blanket. This would be lesson Numere Uno in the hazards of buying random colorways online. Sometimes you don’t know what you are going to get.
For example, this colorway strikes me as a bit on the pukey end of the color spectrum.
Suitable for socks? Yes.
Looks more appealing when not in zoom view? Definitely?
Neutral and wearable? Yes.
But pukey.Off I go to cast on the next pair. They are blue. And not so pukey. Because they are for a woman, who, by and large (but not exclusively), enjoy knitting socks in prettier colors.
Pink. Blue. Pretty.