I’ve finished another pair of socks for Dave. This time in Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line Summer Night Sock Yarn, using the usual Regia sock pattern.
I recently completed a pair in the companion colourway Moon Night. I don’t have a lot more to say about either the yarn or the pattern, so here’s some, hopefully pretty, pictures to tempt you to pick up the needles.
I’ve had several conversations with people whilst knitting this pair about how hard socks are, and how they could never knit a pair of socks. I think that if you can read a pattern, cast on, knit and purl, you can knit a pair of socks.
I highly recommend this pattern for beginners as the instructions are clear. This is the first sock pattern I knitted. It’s my go to pattern for a plain sock to showcase a self striping yarn.
If you’re on the fence about knitting socks, it’s not an enormous outlay to give it a go. A set of double pointed needles and some 4 ply yarn and away you go. The pattern is free.
A pair of socks in this pattern is my companion when I need to keep my hands busy without having to think overmuch about what my hands are doing. The only bits that get any attention are when I’m working the heel and when I’m doing the Kitchener stitch on the toe. I use the very clear tutorial from Knitty every single time I sew up a toe. It’s not hard, and it only takes a few minutes, but I don’t keep the instructions in my head!
So now you have everything you need to knit your own pair. If you like this yarn, there are still a few balls left at Wool Warehouse.