I'll be honest, here. This color would not have been my first choice! But Daniel has decided he loves pink. In fact, he stole a pair of neon pink socks I knit last summer for someone else...
|Notice that one is inside out.|
There were a few things I did to ensure that this pair of socks would fit better:
- I cast on more stitches: 68 instead of 64.
- I used a stretchy stitch pattern: broken 1x1 rib instead of stockinette.
- I did a heel flap and gusset instead of short rows for a deeper heel.
I often just knit socks without a pattern, but I got myself the book Sock Architecture by Lara Neel last year and thought I should put it to use. This is the top-down Strie sock pattern from that book.
The yarn is Adorn Sock by Three Irish Girls in a colorway I can't find on their website at the moment, but it's obviously a few shades of pink. I was surprised to see that it striped because I never would have guessed that from the way it looked in the hank. I was afraid the pooling around the ankles would bug me, but it didn't.
I was traveling for a gig for the week leading up to his birthday, so I didn't finish the socks until a few days late. He wore them for two days in a row once they were finished, and didn't seem to mind they weren't done in time!