Soft, comfortable socks designed with the men in your life in mind. Now add the heartfelt touch of hand-knit to fit, and this becomes a special gift from you to a loved one. Even the quietest and least expressive of guys is showing you his appreciation when he wears the socks you made. A design collaboration of Jackie E-S and Laura Andersson for the Kuan Yin Knitting / HeartStrings Comfort Collection.
The Comfort Socks Set presents coordinated designs for a set of socks - one pair for lounging comfort and one for everyday out-and-about wear. The At-home Comfort socks (shown to left in photo) have a dressy band of Norwegian Braid and Bohus Pearls on the leg. The companion On-the-go Comfort socks (right) have a coordinating single Norwegian Braid. On both socks, the comfy ribbing is carried down the foot, ending with a simple toe closure (no Kitchener stitch!)
The main yarn used for At-home Comfort is a luxury fiber. This pair of socks in the set is not intended to be a hard-wearing or "work" sock, but rather a soft comfortable sock for relaxation or to provide warmth for the ailing. The main yarn for On-the-go Comfort is a sturdier practical yarn for enhanced wear. The main yarn in each pair is used as the accent yarn in the other pair.
Men's S(M,L,XL). Sport/DK weight yarn as follows - Luxury yarn (L): 275[315,365,420] yds for main yarn in At-home and 6 yds for accent yarn in On-the-go. Practical yarn (P): 285[325,375,430] yds for main yarn in On-the-go and 30 yds for accent yarn in At-home. US 2 (3mm) needles or size to get gauge of 6½ sts/inch; set of needles one size larger.