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fo: ribbed for bapsi

This little pair of socks is finally finished, and I can’t stop wearing them!


pattern : Ribbed for Him Socks by Marie Godsey

yarn : James C. Brett Woodlander Double Knitting in L5

needle : US 3[3.25 mm]

size : 9.5 

I really really needed this project. It was a really nice transition from the monotony of my last few sock projects to my next-in-line, and also became a much-needed addition to the sock drawer. And it’s so squishy!


The pattern called for about 275 yards of yarn but the plan was for size 10 feet, fortunately, mine are a bit smaller. I’m pretty glad to have this small amount of yarn left over for future repairs, or maybe even a fantastic

scrap yarn project in the future. Or, more realistically, a ton of repairs in the much nearer future. Acrylic doesn’t seem to be the best yarn for socks (Jason can attest for sure), but I have too much fun stashing the cute variegated yarn I find in LYS’s! I’ll make my next sock-stash addition a nylon-blend..or whatever it is that’s most hard-wearing and easy-care around.

Spring is really kicking into gear here, so it’s green green green wherever we walk, as opposed to the shades of grey we had just a few months ago. I’m enjoying the fresh-air for sure, even if it’s pollen-city whenever I leave the house (not the most fun).

It’s ridiculous how wet the weather is here compared to socal. It rains once, and every plant is a foot taller. Here’s to temperate climates and precipitation!


  1. Kaiya says

    Everything here seems to have turned green in just a week or here too! Your new socks are lovely against the new green grass. I find that the hardest-wearing and easiest-care sock yarn tends to be an 80/20 wool/nylon blend, although I've also knit a pair of socks out of pure alpaca that promptly felted into a solid, almost indestructible pad.


  2. Britney says

    Spring!!Yeah, thanks for the tip! I'll start hunting for that fiber blend–it's finally hitting me how important it is to invest in the right yarn for the right projects. :]


  3. severien says

    What a lovely pair of socks!!Most of my socks are a 75%wool/25%nylon blend and i never had to repair them; they wear and wash just fine. But I don't wear them on a daily basis, only in winter/fall when it's really cold outside. I get sweaty feet when I wear them in warmer weather. If I were to buy more sock yarn (but I won't, because of The Resolutions), it would be a cotton blend for "lighter" socks. :)And have you considered knitting the heels and toes with reinforcement thread? Knitty has a great article on reinforcing socks too:


  4. Britney says

    Will do, on the 75%wool/25% nylon blend! I took a quick look around on ravelry and it looks like I have quite a few options for self striping sock yarns of that blend. Hopefully I'll find one locally that comes in solids too, so the boyfriend will wear them..ahaI guess a good hard-wearing cotton blend would involve cotton/nylon or something similar. My cotton socks look like hell (I sort of wash my orange ones with my dark clothes..oops), but they feel indestructable. :DThanks for the link! I will definitely try that reinforcement tip today with one of my acrylic blends!


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