My husband's baggy socks

scottly's picture

My husband hates tight socks, he says they make him feel claustrophibic so I made these for him from the Knitting Man(ual). They are the twisted stitch classic sock. He loves them - I think they're a little sloppy looking, oh, well. The twisted stitch pattern was fun to knit and I will most likely do it again. The yarn is a cotton/wool blend that I bought specifically for this pattern almost a year ago. It was great to work with but I can't for the life of me remember the name and of course, can't find the tag. When I do these again I think I use size 0 needles instead of the 1's it called for and continue the twisted stitch pattern on the instep down to the toe. I think they will have a more tailored look that way.


Kerry's picture

It's a great pattern, I'm

It's a great pattern, I'm now on my 4th pair of them. I got tired of the 'sloppy' socks I knit myself and now use 2.5mm needles. As Yarnguy 716 says the important thing is that your husband perfers them like that.

PeterMark's picture

I find that I do most of my

I find that I do most of my socks on 0's because 1's strike me as "too roomy". I like claustrophobic socks and I like the tight fabric the size 0 needles produce. I've got this same pattern on a set of DPs right now. I'm about 3 1/2 inches in but I think I'm going to rip to start over on 2 circs. I lost the yarn label as well, but I love the yarn I'm using, though it's not a solid color and the pattern gets kind of lost.

Nice job on the solid green. I agree with you. I think the pattern should go down the foot.


chipsir's picture

Got to keep the special

Got to keep the special people in our lives happy!!!!!!!!!

TheKnittingMill's picture

These came out awesome! In

These came out awesome! In fact, I think they are the next pair I'll try. Did you alter your guage to get them a little more roomy? What yarn did you use? I love the color. They look so well done...I'm jealous.

YarnGuy716's picture

Well the important thing is

Well the important thing is he loves them and wears them. Nothing worse than all that work being left to sit in a dresser drawer. They look great.

purlyman's picture

They look great. I haven't

They look great. I haven't yet tried that pattern - did the hiking socks out of that book but not these. I've only tried sock twice actually - can't seem to get into them. I know some people just go sock crazy and do nothing but... hasn't happened to me. Congrats on a nice pair!!