My big plan here was to use my fireplace for a backdrop, to elevate the awkward sock selfie. I'm not sure it worked, but oh well. Here are my cozy new socks:
This pattern is from the Interweave Knits Holiday 2017 magazine. I am a long-time subscriber to Interweave Knits, but these holiday magazines are not included, so I picked this up at my local JoAnns.
Here is the photo from the magazine. They are called the Cable and Seed Knee Socks, but they only go a bit past mid-calf on the model. I don't have much use for knee socks, except for maybe under knee-high boots, but these aren't long enough to peek out at the top and be all cozy, so I modified them to be a more standard shape, using the construction and pretty cable and seed pattern.
I gave them a nice, deep ribbed cuff, which I like to turn down and wear them around the house like slippers. The yarn is HiKoo Simplicity, a superwash merino, acrylic, and nylon blend. Great for cozy socks! I didn't mention that these socks call for worsted weight yarn. Mine is more dk weight, so I went down a needle size. I like the snugger fit. I don't care for floppy socks!
I hope you are having a great weekend! I did some knitting while watching tv last night, and I am thinking some sewing is in order later on today.