During the last two weeks of September, I was caught ‘by surprise’ by the suddenly cooler air, making the evenings in my room nearly cold. My fingers and toes have certainly complained-wearing socks to bed is a surefire sign that fall is near.
Speaking of wearing socks, one of the exciting projects I’ve been working on is a pair of slouchy socks. Straightforwardly named “Slouchy Honeycomb Socks”, I took inspiration from the late 80’s- late 90’s trend of artfully styled baggy socks. When designing this pattern, I wanted it to be customizable for all foot shapes and sizes. Therefore, this pattern does not have a hard and fast cast on number- instead, I ask that you make a mock up cuff, and measure this cuff on your leg both before and after blocking. Since there are no increases made to the leg, it’s important that you get this measurement right.
The heel was interesting to work with. It is a short row heel, and after it’s formation, you need to pick up stitches for the gusset. The amount of stitches to pick up is determined by how many rows were worked on the heel. If when trying on the heel, you feel it is too short, simply knit an extra row or two before making the gusset.
The foot also does not have any set number of rows. Everyone’s foot length is different, so it made sense to allow each knitter to decide how long to knit for.
You can pick this pattern up now at my Ravelry store: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-honeycomb-socks
S/N: I am looking for pattern testers. If you are interested, please give me a message, and I’ll go over the details!