Sunday, 4 November 2012

Man Knitting

A number of years ago now I made my first pair of socks (below) destined to go to my sister as a gift, they were a bit baggy but I was proud with my first attempt. As it turned out she found them great for slouching down and wearing at home as a slipper sock, and so did her boyfriend.

Sadly 3 years later and they've been darned a number of times - he requested a new pair of super sliding socks (apparently they're also great for whizzing along laminate in)!

I did a bit more research for mens footwear accessories specifically and came across Nola's Slippers on Ravelry and through Christmas at Sea pages below - wow what a quick knit, I altered the pattern to be knitted seamlessly in the round and finished off with a Kitchener Stitch along the length of the sole so they didn't irritate the wearer. I used King Cole Big Value DK held double and 6mm needles to get the tension needed. My finished ones are at the top of this post.

The Christmas at Sea website has more really lovely patterns that look well written and are for a good cause if you like to knit or crochet for others x

I have it on good authority that these are great for sliding in too!

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