Yarn- Hello Yarn Fat Sock in colorway Plunge
Needle- Size 2 (2.5mm)
I never use a pattern when I knit socks. I use the general guidelines that the Yarn Harlot outlines in Knitting Rules, and just relax into the glory that is knitting every stitch of every round- after I'm done with the ribbing, of course. I'm in love with these socks- the light teal green with the rusty reds and oranges and blues and greens all mashed up into one sock makes me so so happy!
There's a lot of fear associated with knitting socks, and it does look like socks would be super challenging to knit. But socks are just like any other knitted item- you just follow the pattern, step by step, and at the end you'll have something at least resembling with you set out to knit. My grandmother challenged me to knit socks right when I first started knitting, and I took her on. I'm so happy that she encouraged me to push my skills and try to try different things.