I think hand knit socks are one of life’s underrated pleasures. Like juicy watermelon on a steamy day or good rainboots in a downpour, hand knit socks make everything okay!
I designed these Perfect Fit Socks to wrap your feet in extra deep comfort. For an honestly perfect fit, the toe shapes around your toes with no ouchy seams; the length of the sock is customized to your foot (size charts included); the heel has cozy slip stitch padding; and the leg and top of the foot conform wonderfully to any body, thanks to 2 x 2 ribbing.
And for truly happy feet, I turned to Anzula’s latest creation, Cloud. Cloud is a beautiful blend of superwash merino (for softness and structure), nylon (for durability), and cashmere (for dreamy goodness). This yarn is so lightweight and fine that you can look forward to hand knit socks that will actually fit in your shoes! And, at a whopping 575 yards a skein, the best news is you’ll only need one!
These socks are sized for men and women, so, while you may want to get started on a pair for yourself, don’t forget dad! Father’s Day is around the corner, and in the thoughtful present category, nothing beats hand knit socks. Let him know it’s time to kick his feet up! -Whitney
In addition to a Purl Soho Perfect Fit Socks pattern, you’ll need…
- 1 skein of Anzula’s Cloud, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon. We used the color Seaside.
- A set of US #1 double pointed needles
41 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
- Circumference comfortable stretches to: 8 (9) inches around the foot and 10 (11) inches around the leg
- Length: adjustable; pattern includes directions for any foot length
Our Perfect Fit Socks pattern is available for purchase as a hard copy or download!