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I knitted my BIL a pair of Thuja socks for Christmas, and then decided to try the pattern in a finer yarn, and make some socks for me – or for my father, if he needed more socks! I finished this pair a couple of days ago, but Dad says he has plenty of socks, so I get to keep them – and I’m wearing them right now 🙂

Thuja Socks, in fine yarn

The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply – nice and cosy for winter! I have a few more colours, just waiting to become more socks. (‘Cos a girl can never have too many hand-knitted socks!)

I adapted the pattern for 4ply yarn, and with some decreasing in the leg because my legs aren’t as sylph-like as they used to be.

3 Responses to Socks!

  • Tam says:

    That luxury is good soft stuff, and I heard it wears pretty well for socks. Thuja’s in my ‘queue’ to do next year ;D

  • Becky et al says:

    Socks are on my list of things to try ‘one day’ These look great and make me want to move socks up on my ‘to do’ list…

  • Bronwyn says:

    Tam, so far so good – I’ve worn these socks a few times now, and I love them. The Thuja stitch pattern works fine for both fine and thicker yarns, although the pattern is written for thicker yarn.

    Becky, once you’ve started knitting socks, you won’t look back! Hand-knitted socks are hugs for your feet, and so much more comfortable than commercial ones, and the range of sock yarns available these days is brilliant.