Trekking fingering yarn is a bit thinner than the other fingering yarn I usually work with but it makes a nice pair of socks. This is the second skein of this yarn I’ve worked with and I’ve been knitting fairly loosely on the ribbing to avoid the cuff being too snug. I got tired of sloppy stitches and switched to a size 1 needle for the ribbing and it’s going along better now.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I love wearing hand-knitted socks. I tossed all of my old white cotton crew socks years ago and I mostly wear nothing but my wool/nylon blend socks nowadays. Sometimes I need to wear a pair of compression stockings, but it’s been awhile. My feet are comfortable year round and don’t sweat like they do if I were wearing cotton blend commercial socks. And I don’t have a problem with stinky feet or shoes either! Wool wicks moisture away from your feet and the warmth from your body dries the wool fiber. Wool is cool in summer and warm in winter.
I’ve been wearing some of these socks for over five years and have yet to need to mend any of them. I’m wearing a pair I knitted out of an Exploding TARDIS colorway right now and another pair of blue socks are in the laundry (that’s the pair I’m wearing in the first photo).
I’ve got this pair about 1/3 of the way thru the ribbing. This is Malabrigo yarn, Superwash Merino/Nylon blend.
And I’m using some of Jo Dee Fish’s Fishknit’s Yarn for this pair with a cloverleaf lace pattern. When I’ve finished all three pairs of socks on the needles I’ll have 17 pairs of socks in my sock drawer.