FO - Hiking Socks from _The Knitting Man(ual)_

Well, they're done and they fit and I like them. They're very comfortable as far as I'm concerned. The only comments I have about the pattern are that there are a couple of places in the pattern where I had to stop and think, "What the hell?" I would say that a beginner would be totally lost in a couple of places. Having not done socks before, I felt a bit at a loss of how to continue in a couple places, but because I've been knitting for quite some time now, I was able to just figure out what was supposed to happen. Thank goodness.

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Marshall's picture

Congratulations .. they look great!

teejtc's picture

Nice job! Now you can call yourself a "sock knitter" ... :-)

Grace and Peace,

Very nice job Frank....

RCC's picture

Nice job! Keep up the practice with that pattern and you soon will be able to not only knit socks, but also use the finished product to make a sock monkey!

Knit on............Rex

Kerry's picture

Nice work, they look warm and comfy.

Mike's picture

They look fantastic finished them in record time! I like the way you took the shot with the book at your feet, clever.


crmartin's picture

Very nice, you did a great job!



scottly's picture

Nice first pair. I hope mine turn out as well. I've got the heel flap done on both socks and now I have to figure out the turn. I spent an hour with the the lys lady yesterday going over it so hopefully I'll figure it out.


V's picture

Your socks rock! Enjoy wearing them.

MMario's picture

there are a couple of places in the pattern where I had to stop and think, "What the hell?"

This happens to me in just about every sock patten I have ever read. I have managed to make a few christmas stockings and knit a foot on a scarf - so I can get socks done - but for me, they are so counter intuitive that I lose the knitting pleasure.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Nice gams btw.

Anything I need to be aware of when starting them there socks?

purlyman's picture

Hey Rob, Thanks. There are a couple of places where the directions just don't make sense. So yes, there are a couple of things to be aware of. Are you going to start them soon or do you want to go over the pattern together?


I will bring my book Sunday (along with Babs Walker for you to look thru). I started a shawl for someone I work with so I may not get to socks right away.

grandcarriage's picture

I like them very much... They remind me somehow of the socks I had in Boyscouts (gay scout! gay scout! whoop whoop whoop...I was well on my way to Eagle but quit when I found out that our troop leader was a racist bigot)

Anyhoo...stack of the sock done in K1p1 ribbing and the rest in stockinette, I suppose? What is the yarn?

I think they rock. Now I want orange socks.

steve kadel's picture

i didn't make it past cub scouts. my dad ripped the door off our den mother's house...long story...anyhoo :)
socks seem to popular on this site

we put birds on things

purlyman's picture

The stack of the sock is done in K2p1 ribbing actually... I would've never guessed, but those are the directions! And the yarn is Lamb's Pride worsted weight. I rarely actually follow directions in such detail, but I just so happen to have the yarn laying around, so I figured what the hell. They're pretty comfy I have to say.