The socks of love

If anything in this world proves that I love my hubby (other than his dream Sunday dinner of roast chicken followed by sticky toffee pudding) it is these socks.

argyle socks

Seriously! ย Argyle socks.

argyle socks

Knitted flat and seamed.

argyle socks

Learning to mattress stitch…still a way to go!

With the single stitch diamonds added in after inย duplicate stitch (Swiss darning).

Just a smidge too big for me...sigh!

Just a smidge too big for me…sigh!

What kind of crazy is that, if not crazy in love? ย I do love you, baby!

FYI…the pattern is taken from Country Weekend Socks and the yarn is Drops Fabel.

24 Responses to The socks of love

  1. Marianne says:

    Awww! Anyone who gets such awesome socks must love you back!

  2. Helen says:

    Wow! Those look great. I’ll take a look a that book. I’ve just started a pair for my husband for Christmas but using a self patterning yarn which gives a look of fairisle.

    • Evie says:

      I love self patterning yarn! Your husband is a lucky chap too. We were in Purl and Jane at the weekend and my hubby headed straight to the sock yarn and a skein was in my basket before I could say “dpns”!

  3. Helen Snell says:

    Wow! They are amazing!!
    I have just (about) mastered the art of knitting plain socks but those are stunning.

    • Evie says:

      Thank you. They aren’t that difficult, just time consuming, and my first attempt at intarsia so I’m pretty pleased with the result!

  4. Amazing – I think he loves you buckets full back though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Michelle says:

    These are, indeed, a labor of love! They are gorgeous. I hope your husband knows how lucky he is. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. K-Line says:

    Holy cow – those are involved! Gorgeous socks.

  7. Jane G says:

    They look fabulous, a lot of work

  8. Donna says:

    I have that book and I love looking at it! But I have yet to use it. ๐Ÿ™ Soon, soon! I love your socks ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Vicki Kate says:

    Yup. He’s a lucky man! Gorgeous socks Evie!

  10. Andrea says:

    Argyle? Knitted flat and seamed? This is serious, big time, over the moon, everlasting love. For real. And if I lived closer to you, I would try to steal them because they are beautiful.

    • Evie says:

      I swear if they were a teeny bit smaller I’d be stealing them for myself. And we’re living proof that true love does exist and is well worth waiting for! But you know that…. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. judehanlon says:

    Um. Would it be churlish to point out you’ve missed a bit of over-stitching (while at the same time, admiring the inherent beauty of your work…) – or is it a design feature that the white line doesn’t go to the corner of the heel on the inside of the ankles…?

  12. beth says:

    They are FABULOUS !! Want some. Lucky husband ๐Ÿ™‚

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