We don't have many mountains down here on the Florida gulf coast, but we used to live near the wonderful White Mountains in New Hampshire. It was great living so close to such a wonderful location – perfect for walking and for my husband, Tim, to take photographs too. Many a weekend would find us happily scrambling around the woodland paths to the next waterfall or viewpoint. Then I could sit, gaze at the wonderful scenery and knit while he framed up his next shots.
And that's where comfy socks come in. Having the right shoes for walking is an absolute must, but even the most comfy shoes won't work without a good pair of socks.
The socks feature a textured slipped stitch pattern which is soft and cushioning to wear but I think they worked especially well in the yarn I chose this time. This is Austermann Step Classic, a springy wool mix yarn in Col #1009 "Jeans", a beautiful indigo blue.
I worked the two socks at the same time as you can read here, and they seemed to be finished in next to no time! I will definitely do that next time I have the urge to add some socks to my collection.
I don't know if you're like me, but I feel the cold easily, especially around my ankles. So having a fold‐over cuff just provides an extra layer to keep away the chilly mountain air, as well as giving some extra support and comfort while walking.
If you would like to read more about the Mentmore Socks pattern, then please click here. The pattern is available for instant download from the site.
Until next time – Happy Sock Knitting!
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