I finally took the time this weekend to block and photograph these lovely socks! Socks sure look intimidating to make with all of their special shaping, but they really are quite simple, as is just about everything in knitting! The pattern I used for these came from Ann Budd’s Getting Started Knitting Socks. This book allows you to choose nearly any yarn and needle combination, and sock size, to create a perfect sock every time. The instructions are so clear and the formula so versatile. It is a great book for anyone who would like to knit socks.
The yarn is Paul and Carol Wagner’s (aka Hidden Valley) Willow Series yarn – a 50/50 blend of Suri Alpaca and Coopworth Lamb. This is my all-time favorite yarn.
I wore these socks under my boots to church on Sunday and, especially for being in high heels, my feet felt so great! After church, hubby and I came home, put on our comfy clothes and hand-knit alpaca socks, got some work done and then snuggled up to watch a movie. Perfect!