I’ve managed to almost finish one for realsies sock without any major mess-ups! I turned the heel, picked up stitches, and joined the gusset flawlessly. I even tried the sock on last night; it fit me almost perfectly. The only problem is this pair was supposed to be for my dad. Oops?
I’m starting to worry that these socks will never see the light of my dad’s feet. (wat?) I might end up keeping them for myself if they end up too small. Hopefully they’ll stretch out a little once I block them. Or maybe the fit will improve as I continue down the foot.
What does all of this have to do with Bigfoot? Welly, well, well, reader, I will tell you now~
My dad has huge feet. He’s a US size 13, and anyone who has tried finding a sock pattern for size 13 feet will know that it’s very difficult, especially if you’re looking for something simple and beginner-friendly. (I don’t know enough about socks to wing it yet.)
Luckily, I managed to find a pattern someone posted on their blog. It wasn’t on Ravelry so I had to dig through Google until I found it. Looking for it was super time consuming so I wanted to post the link here for others who may have a Bigfoot in the family. 😉
I like that this pattern calls for the yarn to be doubled; it knits up so much faster! And I’m using worsted weight (even though the pattern calls for DK yarn) so it’s easy to see what I’m doing. They’re knitting up so thick and warm! Perfect for pulling on with snow boots or wearing indoors while curled up on the coach with some hot tea~
(Not that my dad would do that last part, but it’s definitely what I’ll be doing when I make mine!)
I showed Dad my handiwork when I visited the other day, and he absolutely loved them! I was nervous because he doesn’t generally gush or show excitement; I was worried I wouldn’t be able to tell if he liked them or not! But he really did gush this time, which was fun. I can’t wait to hand them over now!