The socks of incredible gaudiness

As the weather isn’t playing ball for pictures of Miss Button in her new mummy-made garments, I took advantage of the grey skies to tone down the incredible gaudiness of these socks.

It worked!  In this picture they look positively subdued!


This is what they really look like.


That pink makes your eyes water in bright light!


We recently had an interesting conversation with Anne at our LYS, & Sew What, about men and colourful socks.  Her experience is that younger men prefer a more sober sock, sticking with plain or only slightly variegated yarns, whilst more mature men love the more colourful, wildly striped yarns.

The husband bucks this trend as he’s hardly an older chap but the more bold the colour combination of the yarn, the more it appeals to him.

Hence, these sunglasses-inducing lovelies.


There is a small part of me that’s convinced he chooses such combinations as he knows I’ll be knitting as fast as my fingers allow, just to get them off the needles and onto his feet. But he’s such a sweetheart, so that couldn’t possible be the case.

Could it?

12 Responses to The socks of incredible gaudiness

  1. Karen says:

    They are stunning. I have just got the bug this last month and can’t put them down ( just starting sock no 4) I aspire to knit a matching pair like yours K xXx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. Socks are strangely compelling. I started a new pair on the train yesterday that are even more colourful, if that’s remotely possible. The joyous upside of sock knitting is the conversations it sparks. People are almost invariably intrigued. And my tip for a matching pair is start at a clear change in colour so you can easily pull yarn through to that point for sock 2. Works every time! Have fun.

  2. Fabulous socks! He’s a lucky man😀😀

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you! Thankfully he agrees 😉 How are your sock knitting adventures coming along?

  3. I don’t know about loud, these socks are fabulous. The colour combination is gorgeous. Lucky hubby. Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you! I’m knitting another colourful pair for him that will be ready soon. I’m really grateful that I’m not having to knit pair after pair of black ones. That would be awful!

  4. Tialys says:

    Great colours! What yarn did you use, if you don’t mind sharing.

  5. K-Line says:

    I find it hilarious that he’s a sock exhibitionist! Those are lovely – excellent striping.