I know it probably seems like it’s all quilts all the time around here, but I promise you it’s not. I am knitting…. and I’ve completed another pair of socks! And man socks at that!
Our anniversary is just around the corner , and it wouldn’t be an occasion if I didn’t give him a pair of handknit socks! I was using another skein of Rowan’s lovely striping yarn (Sea and Sand), but I didn’t want to do another pair of boring old vanilla socks. So I spiced it up a bit with some slip stitches.
And as a result – I give you Vanilla Extra!… a fun, FREE, slip stitch sock pattern in two sizes.
All you need is a self-striping yarn and a coordinating colour for cuffs, heels and toes. I had some leftover Alley Cat in a light yellow that was remarkably close to the yellow in the stripes.
This pair came together exceptionally fast – especially for man socks. I had them done in just nine days, which I think is a record for me! Those slip stitches give it a really good rhythm! I may just have to make a pair for myself.
In the meantime, feel free to download the pattern – and tell your friends!