Posted by: kunderthedesk | May 11, 2009

KUTD-able Pattern: Men’s Socks


Picture copyright to Lion Brand

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and that moms everywhere — whether you’re mama to kids or pets — had a relaxing day yesterday. I’m already thinking ahead to Father’s Day next month and I have the perfect suggestion — these fabulous Men’s Grey Socks by Lion Brand Yarn. I don’t know about you or how quickly/not-so-quickly you knit, but I need all the advance planning and work time to get a sock project done as I can get, so I figure giving a little over a month’s notice would give all of you plenty of time to get started, too.

What I like most about this pattern is that it calls for worsted weight yarn. The suggested yarn is Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Worsted — a 20% wool/80% acrylic blend. The important key word there being worsted.  That means the project should work up fast, which is good for a sock newbie like me, and it’s a great, small project for concealing under your desk.  My husband and I are making matching socks for our dads this year using this pattern, but over the weekend we were unable to find the Lion Brand worsted variety at our local chain. Never fear!  We did find Patons Decor instead, which is a worsted, 25% wool/75% acrylic blend, and it’s knitting up quite nicely.  I am guessing that any worsted weight wool blend will work just fine, providing you follow the washing instructions thoroughly! The pattern calls for US size 5 needles (Another bonus! No tiny needles!) and the instructions assume you’re using DPNs, but I’ve been working on mine Magic Loop style without any problems, so do what’s comfortable for you!

If you’re looking for a no-frills, quick and simple men’s sock pattern (cuff down), then this is the KUTD-able project for you! Have a great week, and see you back here on Wednesday.


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