Near the end of 2009, I wanted a pair of simple, yet engaging, socks to work on both at home and around town. The yarn was wound and ready to go but I didn’t have a pattern. Nothing was quite right. Too complicated, too boring, etc... So, I started playing around with stitch patterns until I came up with something I liked. It was love at first stitch.
The stitch pattern kept it simple while the construction kept it from being mind-numbing. Since I wanted to play with how socks are constructed, I hid the gusset on the instep and put it on just one side before continuing in a more conventional fashion.
In the end, I got a pair of toe-up socks that were exactly what I was looking for. Now, you can make a pair for yourself too.
In order to celebrate the sock knitting love, I’m giving away 2 copies of this pattern. Just leave a comment and you’re in. I’ll pick a winner on Friday, Feb. 5.