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Dad Socks

Knitting
February 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
241 yards (220 m)
women's large through men's medium
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My dad’s feet get cold, and his circulation’s not so great, so I wanted to knit him some thick warm socks to wear around the house.

These are sumptuous, supremely cozy & gorgeous, especially when knit in a luxurious alpaca/merino tweedy blend.

Options abound: you can knit these in a single color or do a contrasting color for the heel flap & toe; you can knit the cabled heart heel flaps or plain heel flaps, either in a single or contrasting color.

Despite all the details – mirrored cables, honeycomb cables, ribbed gussets, patterned heel flap – these knit up amazingly fast.

Thank you to Ashley Knowlton for tech editing.