My mum's birthday is this week, which is why I wanted to get these socks done. There was a bit of a rough start for a while, until I decided to just go my own way. I wanted something just a little more tailored looking than plain stockinette, and I absolutely love how much those two purl columns add. For me, the purl columns added just enough to pay attention to while knitting that these never felt like a slog, and I really love the finished look.
I'm so pleased with these socks. I got the yarn in a stash swap, and I instantly tagged it in my mind as "Mum Socks." This yarn is so delightful, so of course it's discontinued. But it was amazing to work with, and it made a nice, soft pair of socks. They're exactly what I wanted, and hopefully they'll end up being a favorite of Mum's as well!
As I was knitting these, I decided to write them up as a blog freebie, so if you want a pair and you don't want to make it up yourself, click on over here for the pattern. The pattern's written with DPNs in mind, but it should be pretty straightforward for all you circular and magic-loop types out there :) I'm really impressed with how it looks with the striping yarn, and it should dress up a solid sock yarn too. Enjoy!
Ravelry Link: Cherry Tree Hill Socks
Pattern: Acton Socks by Kat Riddell
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Supersock Merino, "Indian Summer"