Monkey Socks

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I finally finished my Monkey Socks. They’re in the Canon, I had to knit them.

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I knit them a few rows at a time, over the course of over four months. I’m not a big sock knitter, and this project made me think about why. There are a couple reasons – I walk a lot, and if you’re walking serious distances, handknit socks aren’t comfortable (you’d want a finer gauge and more stretch). Also, I have size 10 feet and substantial calves, so handknit socks tend to be too small for me.

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Indeed, these are a bit too small. But in general I think they turned out well, and I see more socks in my future. I’ll just be more careful about sizing, and challenge myself to make the necessary modifications.

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I’m particularly pleased with how the yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, in River Run) worked with the pattern. There was some striping, but the pattern was still perfectly visible.

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Kitty says my feet smell funny.

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5 thoughts on “Monkey Socks

  1. You sound like you are describing my feet. I use a 72-stitch cast on instead of the usual 64, and get comfy socks. Good luck in your quest!

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