More ill-fitting handknits on my children. So I started these socks for Tristan on the airplane home from CA in September. I initially was planning to knit a smaller size of Nancy Bush’s Gentleman’s Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks so I started with a 2×2 rib cuff. I decided the Gentleman’s Sock with Lozenge Pattern would work better but I just kept the ribbing I had already done. Essentially I just halved the pattern to make it small enough for Tristan.
As it turns out though it wasn’t really small enough. I realized this as I started to turn the heel. Rather than frog the whole thing I tried the sock on Katie. It fit — as you can see in the second photo. So, I made the sock Katie sized knowing that Tristan’s foot is only going to get bigger. There is plenty of yarn left so I will probably make another pair — maybe a plain stockinette sock — to fit my little gentleman now.
Little Gentleman’s Socks
Pattern: Little Gentleman’s Sock with Lozenge Pattern
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in Java colorway
Yardage: less than 1/2 420 yard skein
Needles: US size 3
Modifications: I cast on 40 stitches, knit a 10 round 2×2 rib for the cuff and knit through the pattern 5 times before knitting the heel.