30 Socks: Full Fashioned

I’m working on getting my sock yarn stash in order: more on that later this week, but it involves figuring out what to sell, what to keep and what other knitterly friends would love more than me, and getting all the details properly recorded in Ravelry so I can shop my stash from elsewhere (say, bed…) while wasting time on my phone or whatever. Sometimes slothfulness takes a little backend planning. These socks were an opportunistic cast on during that process and they’re working up dramatically and with a surprisingly good fit.

Both the yarn: a fine handspun 2 ply Romney spun up a few years ago, and the Ringwood stitch pattern are pretty inelastic. The fit of the socks is saved by fully fashioned shaping: in this case, pretty extreme leg shaping. Thanks, Nancy Bush!

This is my 11th pair of socks from Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks and my 15th Nancy Bush sock knit overall. It’s safe to say I’m a fan–I’ll probably work my way through this book, eventually.

The Details:
Nancy Bush’s Gentleman’s Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern, sized down to match my desired gauge and work up in a smaller size.

The yarn is handspun heavy fingering/light sport weight 2 ply Romney in Lightning Strike, from Spunky Eclectic.

How’s your sock knitting going? With the record breaking snowfall in Maine this winter, I feel like it’s going to be a wet spring–my boot socks will be getting a good workout!

Last time on 30 socks: David’s Valentine Socks

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