As the temperatures drop, handmade socks will definitely be the hero of
this season, as they are warmer and more comfortable than most pairs you can buy.
However, one of the most common complaints made about crocheted socks is that they are too bulky and will not fit in a shoe. The next most common remark? "The pattern I am trying to make doesn't fit my feet!" But both of these issues can easily be overcome, as Karen Ratto-Whooley explains in issue 46 of Inside Crochet.
After reading Karen's sock customisation feature in issue 46, you might be interested in trying your hand at your own pair. Here are three of our favourites:
GiGi Socks by Mon Petit Violon (issue 33)
These beautifully intricate knee high socks are made up using popcorn stitch, which will look not only elegant but totally unique.
Ribbed Socks by Rohn Strong (issue 46)
Rohn Strong's gorgeous socks use a cosy ribbed stitch for warmth and comfort. Designed for men of all shapes and sizes, these socks are great for everyday wear, while ribbing at each side of the for allows for a snug fit.
Chamomile Socks by Claire Montgomerie (issue 44)
Cute lacy socks, perfect for wearing with tea dresses and heels – and they make a great first sock project.
Dowding Socks by Rohn Strong (issue 34)
Hugh Dowding, an RAF commander, is often credited with Great Britain's victory in the Battle of Britain. Just like Dowding, these socks are strong and resilient, ready to stand up to any and all things you can put the through.
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