I finished knitting my Valentine’s gift from my thoughtful husband – the Inglenook cabled house socks pattern, complete with three skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (color Postcard). He even added to the package a small box of European drinking chocolate and a sampler bottle of Soak!
These socks are supposed to be loose-fitting, to lounge around the house in, so after measuring and agonizing a little, I knit size medium – however, they came out larger than I wanted, so after I soaked them, I put them in the dryer for 10-15 minutes, and they contracted to just about the perfect size. They’re knit from the toe up, using US 4s on the toes and then US 5s for the remainder. You’d think that socks knit in worsted weight yarn would go quickly, but these are really big socks – I guess that helps make them scrunchy and comfortable enough to wear around the house – and the cabling, while not difficult, adds a lot of time to the project. I sped up a little once I changed from dpns to 12″ circulars (and my hands hurt less, as well).