I can hardly believe I'm typing this... but here it is: this is my 5th year of publishing designs! My first pattern published was a pair of socks to celebrate 5 wonderful years of marriage to my amazing husband (The Hubband Socks), and this year I have presented him with a 5th pair for our 10th anniversary! WOOT WOOT!
Love is a chemical thing, baby! And this year, the Hubbs and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. It’s more than just chemistry, but that’s what got us started more than 20 years ago... plus Breaking Bad was a favorite show of ours and this pattern was on a sweater worn by the main character during the first episode of the first season!
There's no better time to treat your favorite person (at least I HOPE your spouse is your favorite person) than at an anniversary, so I did just that: I treated his feet with some MCN (merino/cashmere/nylon) socks 'cuz my man deserves it! These special-to-us-for-so-many-reasons socks feature the Cashmerino Sock base from Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Co. which is an 80/20/10 blend of the 3 fibers and oooh-wee to they feel scrumptious! While I chose a solid in the every so yummy "Avocado" colorway, Ahsley and the gang at RSBSYC have a plethora of gorgeous yarns in a huge array of colors to treat YOUR feet!
Wanna make your own?
Here's the details about these fun-to-knit socks so you can knit your own, for yourself, or your loved ones!
Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Co. Cashmerino Sock (fingering/sock weight; 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yds / 366 m per 4 oz / 115 g), 1 skein: ‘Avocado’
US 1.5 (2.5 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle
Locking stitch marker (1, optional)
Row counter (optional, recommended)
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
1 (2, 3, 4): 6.5 (7.25, 8.25 9.25)” / 16.5 (18.5, 21, 23.5) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable
Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 15% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.
36 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking
These socks are worked from the toe-up, using the Magic Loop method, beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On technique. These socks also feature a Fleegle Heel (no pick ups!) and are bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Written instructions or links to tutorials are provided for each technique.
These socks are identical to one another; knit 2 to complete a pair. The pattern section varies in size based on the size of sock being knit. Be diligent in following sizing to ensure you are using the instructions/ chart for the size of sock being knit. Each chart and written set of instructions indicates size.
Instructions are provided for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 set of instructions is provided, it applies to all sizes.
Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
Written and charted instructions are provided for these socks. The written instructions and charts are broken down by size; you may not need to print every page of this pattern.
My anniversary = discount love!!!
What's not to love about love, right? Well, maybe it's a bit schmaltzy (see what I did there?) from time to time but for the most part, loving someone is pretty darn good. The Hubbs loves me unconditionally and provides all the support I could need to continue with this personal venture of being a knitwear designer. So I'm gonna pass his love on by means of a discount!
Grab your pattern either on Ravelry, or right here on my website and get to knitting yourself some looooooove socks! Until end of day Sunday, June 24th, save 15% using code "SCHMALTZY" at checkout.