Lisa Beth Houchins is the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World to three awesome children. Her eclectic professional life has included time as middle school science teacher, actuarial analyst, ...
Lisa Beth Houchins is the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World to three awesome children. Her eclectic professional life has included time as middle school science teacher, actuarial analyst, birth advocate, stay-at-home mom, and now knitwear designer. She has been knitting since 2006.
Lisa can be found on Ravelry (username -MeanestMommy) and her silly parenting blog (http://meanestmommy.com). She welcomes comments and questions and offers pattern support at MeanestMommyKnits (at) gmail (dot) com.
I designed these socks for my dad, the best babysitter in the world. Sometimes we get home and he has taken the kids to the park, mowed the lawn, fixed a leaky faucet, or cleaned the stove. Other times we get home, and he's taking a nap and all the ice cream is gone. That's okay. He's earned it. No matter who your best babysitter is, he or she would appreciate these hand knit socks.
This is a textured, unisex, cuff-down sock with a simple knit/purl/slip stitch pattern that is easy to memorize, making this a great project to knit on the go. Written directions are provided. The slip stitches make it a great pattern for variegated yarn, and the stitch pattern really pops with solid yarn too.
32 sts over 4" (10 cm) or 8 sts per inch
450 yards of Fingering weight