Purl Soho's Homespun Boot Socks are big on feeling. Their hearty warmth and cushiony softness hug feet in deep comfort and love. Made out of Madelinetosh’s superbly beautiful Tosh Merino, you’ll have a hard time taking them off! Knit from the top down at an easy 5 1/2 stitches to the inch, these simple socks are sized for both men and women. To make a pair like ours, you'll need two skeins of Tosh Merino in the main color and one in the contrast color. Or for both pairs, as pictured, you'll need two skeins of each color, or for one solid pair you'll only need two skeins. You'll also need US 6 double pointed needles or the size you need to get a gauge of 22 stitches over 4 inches. The colors shown here are Antler and Antique Lace.