For almost a year I have owned The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp, and last week I finally decided to go through it and find a pattern that would work with some yarn I already had in the house. Finally on page 59 I found a pattern for “Quickie Socks” that called for a worsted weight wool, and size 5 double point needles: all things I had right at home. The pattern is an interesting reversed rib, that is fun to work, and goes by quickly. The pair was completed in less than a week. According to the size chart in the book, the 9½ inch sock would fit a medium-sized woman’s foot shoe size 6 to 9. When off the foot, it looked awkward, and I was having a hard time believing it would fit such a wide range.
After trying the sock on my 6½ foot, a friend’s 7½ foot, and my mother-in-law’s 8½ foot I was finally convinced this sock was the correct size. Once it is on a foot, all awkwardness disappears, and it is quite magnificent.
I used naturallycaron.com Country yarn in taupe. This yarn is 75% microdenier acrylic and 25% merino wool, and is machine washable.