The Man Socks Are Done!

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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.

Less stress. Man socks! Hermione's Every Day socks. Free pattern on Ravelry. Show in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Plaid Blanket colorway.

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.Man socks. Hermione's Every Day sock pattern. Free on Ravelry. Knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Plaid Blanket colorway.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.

Man socks! Hermione's Every Day socks. Free pattern on Ravelry. Show in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Plaid Blanket colorway.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Tina March 28, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Love those socks Andrea!

  • Reply Amy C March 28, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I think they look great!

  • Reply zeta (kalianapodi.wordpress.com) March 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    My F is a size 12,5!! Kind like the Big Foot!!
    Next time, lose the fancy patterns and just use the ribbing.
    The socks will fit, will stay on and you won’t stress out.
    You did a great job on these by the way 😉

  • Reply steph March 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    agree….i have some that sort of look like that…what you call a pukey color (and i would call mine pukey, also—but surprisingly enough, I end up wearing them a whole lot. they just seem to ‘go’ with everything.) Does that mean I have a pukey wardrobe? probably.

  • Reply caffeinegirl March 28, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Not my favorite colors, but certainly they worked fine in this pattern. I know ribbing is the most dependable, but I love trying different patterns!

  • Reply Stefanie March 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    The link isn’t working. But nice pair of socks. I say they’re more of a hunting/forest theme. That green does remind me a bit of kale and the yellow like a mustardy dressing.

  • Reply kathy b March 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful socks!!! Your heel flap is beautiful

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple March 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

    i think they are wonderful….and manly!!!

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