Andy's Cashmere House Socks

My Most Beloved puts up with a lot when it comes to my knitting and fiber addiction. I am so lucky to have such a loving and supportive partner. He has long had one request... Cashmere Socks! Well, after purchasing the yarn back in December... then finding the right pattern... I finished the socks this evening and he is swathed in luxury as I type!!

I used US Size 7 DPNs and Sapphire Jade Mongolian Cashmere in "Film Noir" colorway. The pattern is from Cat Bordhi's "New Pathways for Sock Knitters" book and is called the Philosopher's House Socks.

Honestly, the socks are a little small for him... but they stretch and Andy says, "I like them tight." He is just too sweet! I tried doing the swatch and plugging in the measurements so that they fit him perfectly and they were HUGE... so I just knit the standard pattern in the book and hoped for the best. Given that these are the first pair of socks that I have actually completed... I am relatively pleased with the results.

They feel so wonderful. So luxurious and soft. I real treat to have knitted!

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albert's picture

Beautiful socks; makes me want to knit a full-body suit with that yarn.

PhilNmtl's picture

Full points for a great pair of socks Thor. But the real thing is that you "get" the relationship :-) and it sure sounds like Andy does too.

MMario's picture

Tabby cat socks! Very reminiscent of silver shorthair tabby! Purr-fect!

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QueerJoe's picture

Just think, giving him a foot massage whilst he wears those socks would be a treat for both of you! I love how that colorway came out in his socks...very nice look.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Thor. I use size 7s and a thicker yarn to teach house socks as my beginner sock pattern. I'll be teaching my first semi-pro class in June but the shop owner asked we change the name. Sooo..."Easy Socks" is it. I've heard rumors that there's a lot of interest but, cautious man that I am, I wait to see who actually shows up. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Nashrunner's picture

So was he talking about socks when he said he preferred them tight? Sorry, had to ask!

sonics's picture I am going to have to try knitting socks with cashmere.

Thor's picture

They are REALLY luxurious and comfortable!!