Pink Brethren

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Here is another sock finished and another is started. YOu don't want to get second sock syndrome lol

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The other side. The socks really et together when you wash them and use them. Another color to the collection. HOpe you guys have a great weekend and Happy Pride! Thanks for stopping by!
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SAPBrown's picture

You are whipping those out

You are whipping those out quick,
bet you hardly look at the pattern now

Nehkhasi's picture

Always killing it! I desire

Always killing it! I desire socks and a sweater in that color! They're like....POW!!!!!

Crafty Andy's picture

Ha ha ha, I do like that

Ha ha ha, I do like that pretty hot pink!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Gorgeous, again. Even if they

Gorgeous, again. Even if they are pink. I fully own that pink is not one of my favorite colors but, having said that, I'd consider wearing those socks.
As for the need for a gauge swatch...as I said when I knit my pair of the Brethren - Gauge is very important for this design, so be willing to work several swatches [if necessary] with several different needle sizes. I had to go up to a size 3 US needle to match it, and I normally knit on size 1 US for socks. But the end result is more than worth the extra effort. Your fantastic pairs of socks show that.

ilhiker's picture

Beautiful color. As always,

Beautiful color. As always, the workmanship is superb as well. I recall from an earlier post that you said you doubled the heel and the toe. Is that in the pattern, or something you added? It sounds like an excellent idea, inasmuch as those are the two places holes grow.

Crafty Andy's picture

Is not in the pattern, it is

Is not in the pattern, it is something I have started to do for some time. It essence it should make your heel and toe last a very long time. The only point to take into consideration is that you will have to modify the way the toe is done, Is not that crucial on the heel. The toe I skip some plain knit rounds, because it would be a lot longer than what I want.

ilhiker's picture

Do you just add another

Do you just add another strand of yarn to your knitting when doubling up on the toe and the heel?

Mark

Crafty Andy's picture

Hey Mark. Yes I add a second

Hey Mark. Yes I add a second strand when I start turning the heel. I use the same skein of yarn, just grab the other end.

ilhiker's picture

Very nifty idea! I will use

Very nifty idea! I will use that on my next pair. Some of the best ideas are so simple. Thanks.
Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I'll have to keep this in

I'll have to keep this in mind for socks that have really thin yarn in them. Trekking XXL comes to mind.

ilhiker's picture

I'll have to do research to

I'll have to do research to figure out how to do it. It makes sense.

AKQGuy's picture

Those are some eye catching

Those are some eye catching socks, and not just the color. Another well done project Sir. I really do need to get around to knitting myself a pair.

Crafty Andy's picture

Thank you! I will tell you

Thank you! I will tell you that this pattern is the most interesting pattern I have found. You don't find many sock patterns for men that have cables that are nicely done. This is such a pattern. I did make a gauge swatch with smaller needles, because I am usually that type of knitter, a loose knitter that needs to go down a nedle size.