Gail says ... Since my husband is a veteran I decided
to make him the Everybody Wants Socks using Lorna's Laces
Sport Weight in the Liberty colorway with contrasting
heels and toes in Lorna's Laces Sport Weight Nearly Solid
After doing a gauge swatch using a Size 3 dpn and
achieving the pattern gauge I choose to start the
socks in the Adult Size Large. Even though I did gauge
I realized that after I started knitting the socks the
yarn was knitting a little too loose for socks and
looked too large for his skinny legs (LOL). I decided
to knit 2 pattern repeats and have my husband try the
socks on. The sample swatch was too large so I
downsized to size 2-1/2 needles and tried again on the
72 stitches and sock continued to be a little too
loose. Then decided to go down to the size medium with
the size 2-1/2 needles and the sample swatch fit him
well and continued on with the socks.
My next challenge was DH's wide foot. Instead of
decreasing to 60 stitches per the pattern
recommendation I increased the stitch count from 63 to
64 before I started the heel. I used the V-Heel for
the heel turn.
DH loves the socks and does wear them. I plan on
making another pair for myself to match his but will
use the Lorna Lace Shepherd Sock in the same colors.
Since the Shepherd sock yarn is fingering weight I
will probably do the socks using the 63 stitch cast on
using a size 1 needle.
I enjoy the Sock Calendar and the instructions and
detail is well written. Thanks again Catherine and
Jackie for the wonderful Sock Calendar.
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