When it’s yet another hot and sultry August day around here, my mind speeds ahead to cold winter nights in front of the fire, and to cozy wool socks!
Pattern: Hyak Socks
Needles: US 4s and 5s dpns
Size: medium / 9″ total foot length (a perfect fit for my size 8 foot) – I knit the leg 7″ (instead of 6″ as called for in the pattern), and still had a comfortable amount of yarn left over – any higher would be too tight on my calf, and leave me without enough yarn to spare.
The yarn feels pretty crunchy while you’re knitting with it – not in a bad way, I really enjoy that authentic wooly feel – but I wondered what it would feel like when I was wearing it on my feet. After a thorough wet blocking, the socks feel yummy and warm, not the least bit itchy – particularly the Cestari, which seems to retain a little bit of lanolin. After pulling these on, I can see why wool socks are the perfect cold weather accessory!