Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

The Fancy socks for The Husband are finished! I’m much happier with the new toes (the ones where I actually followed the pattern since I had to rip back because I’d run out of yarn).
Before (on my feet) – seriously, do you see these toes?!?
Gentleman's Fancy Socks

After (on TH):
Gentleman's Fancy Socks 2

Pattern: Gentleman’s Fancy Sock
Designer: Nancy Bush
Yarn (main): Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Bigger on the Inside
(toes): Cascade Heritage Silk in 5631 (gray)
Needles: 2.25mm
Comments from The Husband: “Those turned out good. Nice job.” (This is high praise as he’s not yet a handknit sock cult member – but I’m not worried. I can see him walking towards the dark side and on his feet….are handknit socks.)

Ps. Check out what others have finished at Tami’s Amis and Wisdom begins in Wonder and Natural Suburbia

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  1. Cathy says:

    Great socks! Now you’ve done it, the road to the dark side is a fast one ;)

  2. Melissa says:

    Oh my….his socks are very handsome! I’m making my hubby a pair but won’t let him see these since his are just plain. LOL

  3. Random Knits says:

    Those socks are great. I love them.

  4. Chris says:

    The socks are very handsome. Not sure if your husband wants to be wearing “beautiful” socks. LOL

  5. Michelle says:

    The toes worked out splendidly! I’m sure your husband is going to put these to great use.

  6. Carol says:

    Nice socks! I like the way you finished the toes; the color goes well with the body of the sock. As Kaffe Fassett would say, “It’s a design feature!”

  7. Jazz says:

    Congrats on the socks, they look awesome.

  8. Nice looking socks. I do think once you walk around with hand-knit socks on your feet, you are spoiled forever.

  9. wonderwhygal says:

    LOVE these socks! Both the before and after. I love how they changed up toe looks.

    Soon he’ll be converted to the must always wear handknit sock club.

    • Katie says:

      I’ll have to keep ya’ll posted on the status of his conversion. I was pleased when he wore the first plain black pair to work.

  10. Lea67000 says:

    Those socks are great, I love the gray toes.

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