I don’t usually knit socks. Mainly it’s because it just takes so dang long to knit one and then you have to make another one exactly the same, and by the time I’m done with the first sock, I’m ready to move onto something new. I also have to admit, I tend to prefer the feel of regular old store bought cotton socks on my feet to hand knit socks.
But when the weather turns cold (which it definitely hasn’t yet), and I need something to keep my footsies warm around the house, I always turn to a nice thick pair of wool hiking socks or a pair knit for me by my mom. That’s the idea I had in my mind when I knit these socks. They’re more like slippers, I guess. I think they’re too bulky to fit well into any of my shoes or boots, but on their own, they’re amazing!
I knit these cozy socks from the Hyak pattern by Tolt Yarn and Wool. I was kind of in between projects, you could say, and I had a sampler of four colors of Comfy Sport yarn by Knitpicks that I wasn’t sure how to use. Since these socks are knit using a worsted weight yarn, I decided to hold two strands of the sport weight yarn together as I knit to create a marled look. I held white and gray together for the main color and held a dark pink and a light pink together for the contrast color, and I have to say I’m very pleased with how they turned out!
They’ve been a great little summer project, and I enjoyed working with the Hyak pattern, too. It’s simple and written very clearly and would be perfect for anyone looking to knit their first pair of socks. Plus, since it’s knit with a thicker yarn, they knit up way faster than most traditional sock patterns.
I’m so anxious for the cooler weather to arrive! Fall stuff is already showing up in all the stores, and I’m looking forward to the crisp air and being able to wear more hand knit stuff. But until then, these puppies will get tossed in the sock bin to wait to be pulled out at the first sign of chilly toes!